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I'm the worst secret keeper out there, but somehow I've kept this one for over a year now. And I'm excited to share it with you now that I'm able to do so!Read More
Today is a special day for us at Clothed in Hope because women's empowerment drives everything we do. We have seen first-hand the impact that can be made when women are told "You are seen. You are important. You are capable."Read More
When Amy and I were designing and planning our Live Her Life Party, we wanted to create an event like the home parties we're all familiar with, except for one amazing element — the opportunity to EMPOWER women across the globe, right from your own living rooms.Read More
Every year we get to host a big and fun Christmas party for our entire CiH family in Zambia! This year over 150 women attended and brought their children for singing, dancing, skits, and of course a Christmas feast! Enjoy a few photos from our ZamStaff from the exciting day!Read More
We love finding college women who are as pumped about women's empowerment as we are to come along as our seasonal interns! This summer has lived up to the excitement in every way. Haley and Kara are college students in SC & NC, working with Meredith and Amy on all things Gala, Limited Release, product development, and a few other goodies. They have been a HUGE asset to our organization, and we've also enjoyed showing them the ropes at our nonprofit.Read More
I took that same truth to the situation of the gunshots that one night. I knew I wouldn’t be able to rest easy and be restored in that house if I stayed there. And I needed to be my best self if I wanted the best for the ladies.Read More
I hear them coming closer on the other side of the concrete wall that’s about eight feet high. My bedroom window is only two feet from the wall. I lay perfectly still, as if that’ll keep them away. Heart pounding, sweating, tears falling out of my eyes without my awareness of them.Read More
We learned that we could eat dinner for less than $1 if we bought day-old scones at the grocery store and dipped them in our jar of peanut butter. We learned that Coca-Cola is cheaper than water, but probably won’t make you feel good if it’s all you drink. We learned how to say hello, how are you, and see you tomorrow in Nyanja. And we also learned that we could really get on each other’s nerves.Read More
Mark and I just look at each other and utilize our nonverbal sibling communication skills. He’s squirming, I’m squirming. Please just let us type this five-page document to get us out of here sometime today. But we trust, we let him do his thing, and meanwhile I’m going weak in the knees as the day heats up and the cow tongue smell becomes especially pungent in this dark, cramped, busy market stall.Read More
Mark and I say few words to each other. We’re just soaking it up. It’s not my first time here, but it’s still a lot to take in. And yet somewhere in the midst of all the hustle and bustle and new sights, it has this strange feeling of home.Read More
As we’re gearing up for our Gala for Hope(s) this September, I’ve been pulling tons of Elina photos from the CiH archives. Photos of us together over the past 7 YEARS that I’ve known her. And before we look ahead, dreaming together at our Galas, I wanted to share this story, this incredible story of one simple “yes” making ripples throughout entire communities in Zambia. Not really “my” story, but the story that I get to be part of. A gloriously messy, painfully thrilling, hope-filled, risky, adventurous, faith-filled story.Read More
We're excited to pull that gown out of the back of the closet, dust it off, and get swanky for a night.
But more than that, we're excited to welcome our Zambia Director to the US for the VERY FIRST TIME in her life!! Elina, one of our very first students turned #girlboss extraordinaire, was approved for a Visitor Visa from the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, and will get to see what America is all about.Read More
These women blow us away. Not only do they rise above oppression and abuse and all things awful to pave a new path for their entire families by learning a skillset, but they also transform into confident, beautiful, incredibly talented designers and seamstresses in the process. It is SO FUN to witness!! Since we didn't have it in the budget to fly all of you over to Zambia to see it for yourselves this past March, here are some of the highlights of Project Runway: Zam Edition...Read More
We love introducing you to the folks who make things happen around here! So friends, meet Megan. She started off as an intern with us and is now on our Social Media Team as a student at the University of South Carolina (go Gamecocks!). She's smart, so kind, passionate, and just really great. Here's a little interview with her to get to know her better...Read More
When you purchase an item (ON SALE) from our Curated Valentine's Collection, YOU are telling a woman in Zambia that she is deeply, richly loved. That she matters so much to this world. And, of course, you're telling the person you're giving the gift to - your wife, sister, mother, best friend, yourself - how much they're loved too. It's just a win-win!Read More
Every year we throw a Christmas Party for our ladies in Zambia. This year, with our new location in Kaunda Square compound and formalized program in Muchochoma Village, we had 3 Christmas Parties to throw! And from the reports of our ZamStaff, they were the best ever.Read More
On July 14th we had our first Raleigh, NC event. Chicken & Waffles for HOPE was exactly what it sounds like: a Chicken & Waffles dinner with a Silent Auction and live music. And it was a blast!Read More
Deja is the Summer 2016 Intern for Meredith, our Creative Director. Deja is based in Columbia, SC, and has been a huge asset to our team in the short months that she's been with us!
Meet Deja!Read More