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Review: Heart of Haiti Project - Shop for a better world



What were you doing this time last year? Does January 12th, 2010 ring a bell?
I'm sure every Haitian remembers this day clearly for the devastating earthquake that not only destroyed their homes and families but also their way of life.  Raw materials have been wiped out, there are a lack of secure and sanitary conditions and little funding to support economic relief.

I always remember BandAid and the message was lets not just feed the people of Africa, lets enable them to feed themselves.  I'm sure the people of Haiti do not just want to sit around and wait for aid from other countries.  The Heart of Haiti initiative founded by Willa Shalit (Fairwinds Trading CEO), collaborates with Haitian artisans to design a range of new products for Macy’s stores.  Purchasing one of the handcrafted masterpieces directly benefits Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. Artisans receive 22 percent of the retail price for each item in the collection. 

Here are some of the beautiful pieces from the Heart of Haiti Collection



BUY ITClick here to meet the artists.
Find a store here that carries these collections or buy online here (prices start at $10.00).
Disclosure: I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.  

1 COMMENTS SO FAR:

Tressa said:

Great review! Thank you so much for sharing Heart of Haiti. Did you know there is a twitter party tonight for the 1 yr anniversary of the quake?

Here are the deets: http://bit.ly/gnoHaiti

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