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Heart of Haiti – A Company with Heart January 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frugallygreenmom @ 5:01 pm

When I choose what to buy, it makes me happy when I can find a company that makes a difference.  Willa Shalit, the founder of Fair Winds Trading, has made that easy for us.  In partnership with Macy’s and BrandAid Haiti, she is letting us support Haitian artisans who transform unlikely materials into extraordinary art.  The Heart of Haiti collection not only allows you to purchase some amazing artwork, but the proceeds help provide better healthcare, nutrition, and improved education for the citizens of Haiti.

Just one short year ago a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, bringing this already poor country to it’s knees.  Through this unique program, artisans receive 22 % of the retail price for each item in the collection.  This gives them a steady income, allowing them to start piecing their lives together again.

You can meet the artists here.  Most have been creating artwork for over 20 years, and you can really tell by the quality of the workmanship!

If you’re looking for a gift that makes a difference be sure to check it out!

I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.


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