Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Heart of Haiti - Giving Eco Artists in a Devastated Land a Chance to Rebuild Their Own Community

Handmade Necklace Made With Recycled Metal
Photo from Heart of Haiti

Heart of Haiti, in partnership with Fairwinds Trading and Brandaid is helping to rebuild Haiti through "Trade, Not Aid."  

At the core of this effort are talented Haitian artisans who are making and selling art in a variety of mediums from textiles, to painting, to metalwork and others.  By doing so they are participating in commerce and culture to drive social change and to help rebuild Haiti's infrastructure after the crushing Earthquake more than a year ago.

The Heart of Haiti collection has already led to employment of 350 artists in Haiti and has provided some financial benefits for an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the country.  Just as good in my opinion, is that each and every piece of beautiful and unique artwork produced is crafted by hand and is produced using recycled materials.

Learn more about the Heart of Haiti program on the Macy's site HERE

FTC Disclosure:  I am writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program.  As a thank you, I will be receiving a Heart of Haiti pendant made from recycled drums for spreading the word about this initiative to help rebuild Haiti through trade.  I will not be receiving any other payment or compensation associated with this post.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one. 

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