|Heart of Haiti Bird Pendant|
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is my bird pendant. Purchased in Haiti and made by artisans who work with Fair Winds Trading to create items for the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line, it’s a unique piece that reminds me of my trip to Haiti and how we can make a difference in lives of others around the world by shopping for social good.
|Birds of Paradise Bowl|
Heart of Haiti is a “Trade, Not Aid” initiative launched by friend and founder of Fair Winds Trading, Willa Shalit, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Macy’s. Already, Heart of Haiti has led to employment of 750 artists in Haiti, providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,500 people in the country.
|Wood Serveware Collection|
The collection features over 40 home decor itemshandmade by Haitian artisans. The purchase of one of these products helps artists preserve their cultural history, restore their homes, and rebuild their communities. It also helps the artists send their children to school because public education in Haiti doesn’t exist. The women we visited view education as a way to earn more money to create better lives for their children but need the income from the sale of these products to pay for tuition, uniforms, and other school fees.
|Mermaid picture frame|
Mother’s Day give mom something as unique as she is— a handmade item from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line. Whether crafted out of ceramic, paper maché, wood, bone, or the metal from an oil drum like my bird, each Heart of Haiti piece is one of a kind.
|Nesting Leaf Trays|
For more information about my trip to Haiti and the Heart of Haiti line, read my previous posts here.
Images courtesy of Macy’s Heart of Haiti. I received 2 heart pendants from Clever Girls Collective in exchange from this post but other items have been personally purchased from Macy’s or directly from artists in Haiti during my trip.
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