It’s January and a perfect time to start thinking and planning about what charities or projects to support. I’m a huge fan of artisan crafts from around the world and I really enjoy supporting small businesses. I’ve talked about Kiva in a previous post and now, I would like to share with you the Heart of Haiti Project.
About the Heart of Haiti Project:
From the hearts and hands of the people of Haiti comes the first collection of home decor handcrafts since the January 2010 earthquake. Each item is designed exclusively for Macy’s and made by hand by local artisans. The spirit and creativity of the people of Haiti is reflected in the vibrant colors and joyful patterns of each piece.
With love and care passed down from generation to generation, Haitian artisans made these pieces for the home. The purchase one of these products helps the Haitian artisans preserve their cultural history, restore their homes and rebuild their communities. As Master Artisan Serge Jolimeau states: “with help and hard work, we will rise again.” The sales of Heart of Haiti products at Macy’s put real, sustainable income into the hands of the artisans who create them, changing their lives in remarkable ways.
These artist have made some amazing items!
- Heart of Haiti Bowl – This is a papier-mache pineapple bowl. I love it’s bright and vibrant colors! “A symbol of moral strength in the artists’ culture and a whimsical-fun addition to your kitchen!”
- Heart of Haiti Tray, Large Feast of the Sea – This tray is hand painted and is inspired by Haiti’s landscape. “Leave it on the table or hang it on your wall for a burst of bright Caribbean flavor.”
- Heart of Haiti Pendant – This beautiful piece of jewelry is made from recycled drums. Each piece is handcrafted and textured.
Find out more about the Heart of Haiti Project and it’s founder.
So as you plan your giving schedule, consider supporting these awesome Haitian artist!
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