This is a one of kind shopping experience created to support the Artisans of Haiti. Each item is designed by a master Haitian artist and made by hand in Haiti. Vibrant colors and joyful patterns express the Haitian spirit.
Despite the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haitian artisans continue to turn raw materials like recycled oil drums, wrought iron, paper mache and stone into art that embodies their rich culture and history. These traditional, handcrafted treasures provide life-saving income to the shattered communities they call home.
The Miami Herald reports, "Despite the conditions, the Heart of Haiti home decor collection was designed in three weeks and produced in 2 ½ months. Normally the process could take two years. There was no time to spare in order to get the products to Macy's for the holiday gift season."
Brandaid Project, whose mission is to "Unite to rebuild Artisan Communities" has partnered with Macy's, Fairwinds Trading and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Haitian artisans to provide Haitian artisans with "access to new opportunities to rebuild their communities and continue creating beautiful art."
The Herald reported 35 percent of the sales receipts from the Haitian collection would go back to the artists.
Cameron Brohman, co-founder of the Brandaid Project, said Haitians involved in the project quadrupled their income for the year.