Thursday, January 6, 2011

Clever Girls Collective and Heart of Haiti

January 12 is the anniversary of the Haitian earthquake. The Haitian government reported that an estimated 230,000 people died, 300,000 were injured and 1,000,000 were left homeless. Today, many still struggle to provide their families with the basic necessities of life.

Macy’s has partnered with Willa Shalit’s for-profit company Fair Winds Trading to bring the works of Haitian artisans to the public. Each purchase returns 22% of the profit to the artisan. In addition to offering these artists the opportunity to sell their products to a wider market, they are given the opportunity to interact with U.S. designers creating a global effort.

Visit the Macy’s Heart of Haiti site to see the beautiful collection of affordable prints, plates, bowls, sculptures, candle holders and frames. The unique design and flavor of Haiti makes each piece a beautiful addition to your home. While there, view the brief bios of the artists. Seeing their faces and the pride they have in their craft is uplifting.

The holidays have just passed. It’s easy to forget the suffering that went on just one year ago in Haiti. People are still suffering. This is one way you or I can help make a difference in these people’s lives.

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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