Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Post Three: A Give-Away from Hill Country Hill Tribers

Hill Country Hill Tribers is giving away one of our new Sunbreak Collection necklaces! This beautiful necklace was designed and made by Huang Nan.

Huang Nan is a member of the KaChin tribe, originally from Burma. Her family escaped persecution to receive political asylum and establish a new life in Austin. When we met Huang Nan this time last year, she was pregnant with her third baby. She and her husband were chasing two toddlers in a tiny apartment, struggling to make it and desperate to earn a living.

We thought she was a quiet woman; she let her husband talk most of the time, nodding and smiling but not much else. Something has happened to her this year. With her husband in a good job and the opportunity to help support her family, Huang Nan exudes a joy that is tangible. Huang Nan learned to tat before coming to the United States and her artistry is amazing. She is accomplished and confident when she speaks of her craft. She is now designing the jewelry in the Sunbreak Collection line and teaching other women how to crochet so they can also earn money for their families.

This necklace is not only beautiful, it represents an opportunity for an artist like Huang Nan be empowered and see her confidence grow as she supports her family and her community.

The necklace is made with deep red nylon thread knitted by hand around copper metal washers. It is finished with a copper-toned chain and a lobster clasp. The chain is adjustable between 16" and 18" and finished with a teardrop finding.

Get One Entry Every Time You...

• Share about HCHT products on Facebook, Twitter or email. You can go to our Etsy shop to share about specific products you like. Or you can link to this blog to give others a chance to win as well.

• Look through the products at HCHT and tell us what product is your favorite.

• Like our Facebook page

• Follow us on Twitter.

Leave a separate comment for every time you share on facebook or twitter. The more you spread the word, the more chances you’ll have to win this gorgeous necklace!

This give-away will end on Saturday, October 1.  We'll announce the winner on Monday, October 3. 

And even if you don’t win, go to our website to buy our products. Threads of Hope features handwoven bags or scarves. Eco 2 Go has bags made out of burlap rice bags and other up-cycled products. The Lil’ Tribers line are up-cycled bibs and baby products out of rice bags. And of course, the hand-tatted necklaces and earrings in our Sunbreak Collection are some of our most popular items.

 Bib from the Lil' Tribers Line
Made from recycled rice bags.

Your help and support literally changes the lives of these Burmese refugees. Find out more about our featured artisans. If you like something an artisan has made, leave her a note and we’ll share it with her. Hearing from you gives them encouragement and excitement, as well as helping them learn English. Thank you so much for helping us spread the word about the amazing women of HCHT.

Recent Posts about Hill Country Hill Tribers and the work they are doing with refugees from Burma who are living in the Austin Area:

Part one

Part two 

Other posts in this series on "Caring for the Poor While Living in the US":

Caring for the Poor While Living in the Good ol' U-S of A?

Who Are the Poor?

Looking for the Poor 

Hi, My Name is Heather and I'm a Modern Day Slave Owner

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Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part one

Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part two 

Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part three 

Refugees, Part 1 

Somalian Refugees:  Guest Post from Portland, Oregon 

Refugees from Burma living in Texas:  Guest Post, part one


Kalyn said...

My favorite product is the handwoven purple and teal shoulder hippie bag.

Kalyn said...

I like Hill Country Hill Tribers on Facebook!

mrsrachel said...

I liked HCHT on Facebook

mrsrachel said...

And my favorite product is the scarves! They're all so pretty!

Diana said...

I shared on facebook!

Diana said...

I shared on Google+

Diana said...

For my favorites, I have a hard time deciding between the handwoven scarves and the turquoise necklaces! Both beautiful!

Diana said...

I like them on Facebook!

Diana said...

I posted about this company and the giveaway on an online mom forum here: http://www.amomshideout.com/forum/showthread.php?p=480212#post480212

Chrissy Perkins said...

I liked and shared =)

Courtney said...

I loved the sunbreak necklace in yellow!

Courtney said...

I liked it as well!

Courtney said...

I'm posting about it too on facebook!

Emily said...

My favorite is the
Sunbreak Tatted Symmetrical Flowered Necklace - Turquoise and Silver. Will probably make my Christmas Wish List! :)

Brynlee said...

Facebook Like: Hill Country Hill Tribers. Check!

Brynlee said...

The Handwoven Purple and Teal Shoulder Hippie Bag is way cool!

Anonymous said...

i liked on face book!!!


Michelle said...

I liked/ "LOVED" HCHT on FB!! :)

Michelle said...

I shared the link to your post on my FB page...hoping to spread the word about an awesome ministry!

Michelle said...

Love this ministry and my favorite products are definitely the necklaces and earrings....the red, the green, the yellow....so beautiful! But I ALSO would love to get the "Aggie bag". LOVE that they thought of us! :)

Brie said...

I love the sunbreak tatted asymmetrical flowered necklace in buttercup and silver.

SarahBeth said...

What a great organization and what great products! I will definitely spread the word and will come back to do some Christmas shopping at your site!
Oh, and I liked HCHT on Facebook.

SarahBeth said...

There are so many great products, but I think my favorite is the handwoven gold and cream scarf. Gorgeous.

Jessica said...

I love the striped green tote!

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Jessica said...

I Like HCHT'sFacebook page

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Jessica said...

I am Following HCHTs on Twitter

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Jessica said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!!

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Jessica said...

I facebooked about your giveaway!!!

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Jessica said...

I pinned my fav bag and I also shared about the giveaway on pinterest

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