Humble Hilo

Humble Hilo

This company right here (Humble Hilo) – I am ALL about them for so many reasons… they sell fashionable must-have items (handbags, clutches, shoes, etc.), help enable the people of Guatemala while doing it, and are the sweetest, most genuine ladies with a heart to truly help others. I can say this because I had the opportunity to meet Erica, one of the co-founders, and fell in love with her heart to want to serve and help these women in great need. Here is a little bit more info about their organization…

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Just like one ordinary strand of thread can make an extraordinary product; we believe ordinary people can do extraordinary things-you are living proof. Founders Lauren and Erica are a passionate pair that mix fashion with philanthropy. With more than 7 years spent in Guatemala working with non-profit organizations, we want to do more than just sell products; we want to create a change. We have traveled back to bring fashion-forward items to market. These unique items mix ancient techniques with modern style that will set you apart from the rest. More importantly, we want you to take part in our philanthropic mission by selecting from one of our three amazing projects: Infant and Child Nutrition, Education,and Microfinance for Women. A portion of your purchase will go to support one of these projects and will not only change you, but change the future of someone in need. 

Being women and mothers helps fuel our passion for not only the cause, but also helps us truly understand our customers and create products that resonate. We are constantly inspired by our customers and feed off of their excitement from our products and projects; it helps keep us motivated to continue to do what we do.

Humble Hilo not only brings beautiful handmade and unique Guatemalan textiles to you, but we are also creating opportunities and changing lives. By buying our products, you are not only supporting families in need of employment, but a portion of EVERY item you buy will go back to directly benefit those in great need by supporting projects. YOU get to choose to support projects in child nutrition, education and literacy for women, and microfinance loans for women to start their own small business to help break the cycle of poverty and help create opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. The effects of what you are helping us do through your support are endless…

One of my purposes in starting this blog less than a year ago, was to somehow tie in Fashion and Philanthropy or giving. THIS right here is exactly what it’s about for me- It mixes two worlds that I’m passionate about… Fashion and helping/loving on those in need. I couldn’t have been more excited to team up with them and spread the word on how we can continue to live our ordinary lives AND help make a difference in these women/children’s lives… even if it simply means buying a hand bag!

I have to mention, too… The larger bag that I’m holding in some of these pictures is also used as my diaper bag (score!) There’s a few different pockets/compartments for bottles, pacifiers, etc…. It’s an all-in-one bag for me. So if you’re a mama of littles- you definitely need to get your hands on one of these beauties! I’m wearing a size LARGE for reference…

To find out more information about this organization or to simply shop, check them out here…

Humble Hilo

Photography: Ashley Maxwell Photography

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