About Us

Once you choose hope, anything is possible. - Christopher Reeves

Esperanza Market was created from the idea businesses can do better, that businesses can align themselves with a deeper mission than maximizing profits, that businesses can provide high-quality products and services and at the same time help make the world a better place.

We believe everyone has the right to earn and honest wage in safe conditions. We are committed to using Fair Trade guidelines throughout our supply chain. The Esperanza Market hopes to provide a steady source of income for women in one of the poorest parts of Latin America

Nicaragua student holding solar-powered reading lampWe believe every child has the right to study even after dark.  One-third of Nicaraguan children live in darkness once the sun sets. With every purchase, we will donate a solar-powered light to a child living without electricity.

Each of our bags is handmade and produced in small batches. When buying from Esperanza Market you can be assured that the person making your bag was paid fairly and works in safe conditions. "When making a purchase from Esperanza Market you are also helping move the pendulum of the fashion industry away from the human cost of fast fashion and toward ethically produced fashion that puts people before profits," said Jennifer Simonson, founder of Esperanza Market. 

We also aim to educate visitors on the importance of choosing ethically made clothing, highlight nonprofits, businesses and individuals working to make the world a better place and take you with us on our adventures through Nicaragua. Sign up for our blog to join us on all our adventures!