Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with the product for this post however, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.
The Heart of Haiti Collection at Macy’s
It was not that long ago that a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. An estimated 230,000 people died, 300,000 were injured, and 1,000,000 Haitians were made homeless by this disaster. Haiti is a nation of artisans and as a result of the tragic earthquake many were left without hope of income. After the William J. Clinton foundation sent out a plea to private firms to help rekindle the Haitian economy, several brands and organizations got together with Macy’s to launch Macy’s Heart of Haiti Collection.
Rwanda Path to Peace is an initiative that operates similarly to Heart of Haiti and seeks to create a sustainable economy for many of the women in Rwanda who were left without husbands and work after the Rwandan genocide. These products are also part of the Heart of Haiti Collection despite the fact they do not have their own social presence.
We are honored to have been chosen to receive some of these products and are excited to share this with our readership and the world! There are more people that depend on the purchase of artistic goods per capita in Haiti than anywhere else in the entire world and we are glad to be able to promote their artistry.
Most of the products in the Heart of Haiti Collection are made from Paper Mache, Steel, Soapstone, Horn, and even tobacco leaves and all the products are expertly crafted and hand made. You can find the full collection on the Gifts That Give Hope page.
Check out these videos to learn a little more about the craft, technique, materials, and artisans:
To make over our bedroom we received:
- Heart of Haiti Tobacco Leaf Catch-All Bowl
- Heart of Haiti Medium Tobacco Leaf Tray
- Heart of Haiti Frame, 12” Metal Frame
- Heart of Haiti Small Tobacco Leaf Tray
- Heart of Haiti Short Gold Leaf Candlestick
- Heart of Haiti Medium Gold Leaf Candlestick
- Heart of Haiti Large Gold Leaf Candlestick
- Heart of Haiti Sunflower 12” Picture Frame
- Heart of Haiti Sunflower Metal Lantern
- Heart of Haiti Sunflower Wall Hook
- Heart of Haiti Paper Mache Blue Circles Vase
- Heart of Haiti Horn Catch-All Bowl
- Heart of Haiti 8” Horn Picture Frame
- Rwanda Jewelry Box, Natural
- Rwanda Basket, Blue & Gray
As you can see each of these items are beautifully crafted and perfect gifts for both men and women. There is something in the Heart of Haiti Collection for everyone, even items for the manliest of man caves! There is virtually no limit to how you can configure these products and they can brighten any room in the house and give it a completely new look!
Store your personal items in a unique way. Decorate your house our personal space with style while supporting a good cause. What do you like most in the Heart of Haiti Collection?