Friday, February 11, 2011

Our Hands For Hope, LLC.

It's official. I can finally talk about what has been going on these last six months. A year ago, I began working with an organization called, Project New Hope International.
One of the many areas they are working in is Trujillo, Peru. Peru is a beautiful country and the people of Peru are just as beautiful and inspiring. I was blessed to have been able to travel down there last April.
The women I have the privileged of working with, created a cooperative called Peruvian Mothers. These mothers have all been trained in textile arts. Some having felt the need to pass on what they had been taught, have gone out into barrios of Peru and trained up other mothers.

To date there are about 400 women all trained and capable of producing amazing textile work in knit, crochet, orquilla, crewel and embroidery.

My job has been to create a business here in the US to promote their work. I have been helping them design and chose colors for the US market. At our first sale we sold well over 3/4 of the beautiful alpaca hand knit luxury items and by word of mouth continued to sell through Christmas until nothing was left.

New stock is now here in the US and we are getting ready to have a
Spring Trunk show in March.
Our web site is almost done and I received my LLC papers from the state!

It's official
Our Hands For Hope, LLC
is up and running!

6 comments:

jenclair said...

Beautiful creations! I love the way the project allows for beauty as well as functionality and economic benefits.

Say It In Color said...

Just gorgeous!!! What a fabulous adventure ...thanks for sharing all the details of the journey. You really inspire me....and I want to do more and more things!!!!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

What a wonderful and amazing thing you are a part of!!!
I am so excited for you and the ladies of Peru!
The hand work is gorgeous!!!!!!
I hope you all have much success with this venture!!!!
:o)

My Fashion Dolly said...

What a great organization, and very lovely creations! Sounds wonderful!!!
Xoxo ♥

Rocio R.

http://myfashiondolly.blogspot.com

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations. What a lovely project to be working with such talented and inspiring women. Ooooh, have you contacted Jenny Doh about her Art Saves endeavor?

You are always so inspiring.

Karen

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Terisa, you get an ATTAGIRL! This is fabulous and I'm so excited, happy and over the moon for you and Our Hands For Hope, LLC.
God bless you, yours and the work of your hands and heart. I've got a silly grin on my face because you've brought this to fruition and many, many people will benefit from your obedience and sacrifice. God bless you. And them.