CAUSES: Macy's Heart of Haiti Campaign

Saturday, December 01, 2012


One of my favorite blog/pr partnerships that I have is with Everywhere.  I've been working with them on events since February of last year when I hosted a blogger outing for Macy's Romare Bearden Event.  Most recently I wanted to get involved with their cause/awareness campaigns.  I've always been about giving back, and volunteering for charities, but for some reason this latter half of the year I'm going crazy with wanting to help, and jumping on as many causes that I can.  It's also cool being a fashion blogger with concerns for the world, because the fashion industry has really stepped up over the years in helping those in need.  Macy's for one has been most impressive. Not only are they supporting causes left and right, but focusing on different cultures & ethnicities in their latest campaigns. One reason Macy stays at the top of my list as one of my favorite department stores.  Their latest venture with Heart of Haiti is so great! Crafted artisans in Haiti make impeccable pieces and sell them through Macy's.  The sales put sustainable income into the hands of the artisans who are still trying to recover from the devastating Earthquake in 2010.  

Heart of Haiti is a “Trade, Not Aid” initiative that was launched by artist and social entrepreneur, Willa Shalit, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Macy’s.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and despite the devastating earthquake, people there are filled with hope and a desire to improve their lives through employment.  The Heart of Haiti initiative provides artists with an opportunity to make a living, feed their families and pay their children’s school fees. Already, The Heart of Haiti collection has led to employment of 750 artists in Haiti providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,000 people in the country.

The collection features more than 40 home decor items including quilts, metalwork, ceramics, and paintings. The craftsmanship and technique behind these works of art, ranging from papier-mâché vases to hand cut metal frames & wall hangings, is truly remarkable.  The collection is made almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items such as old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums & local gommier wood. Sharing a “gift that gives back” is a great way to raise awareness and celebrate artistry and regrowth. Heart of Haiti products are available exclusively at 25 Macy's stores around the country and on www.Macys.com/Haiti.

To stay up-to-date with news and announcements, follow @HeartofHaiti on twitter or like their Facebook page http://facebook.com/HeartofHaiti.  

BRACELET DETAILS

Naturally chic. Handcrafted by talented Haitian artisans, this beaded stretch bracelet brings bold, organic style and new meaning to your jewelry collection in an alternating light and dark design.
  • Cow horn
  • Handcrafted in Haiti
  • Approximate diameter: 2.5"
  • Because each item is a unique work of art, variations in size and color will occur
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity

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4 comments

  1. Thanks for supporting Heart of Haiti Shasie!! We so appreciate you getting involved and helping us on so many campaigns!

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    1. You're welcome Kelly! I love supporting you guys and all your fabulous campaigns! :-)

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  2. Such a great cause dolly. And that bracelet is gorgeous


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