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Put a little love in your “Heart”: Macy’s Heart of Haiti

On this day, last year, the Haiti earthquake destroyed an already fragile country; the negative effects till vibrate throughout the country. Many of us donated time, money, clothing, etc, and I want to bring to your attention another way to help the citizens of Haiti: Heart of Haiti.

Macy’s has partnered with Fairwinds Trading and Brand-Aid, which are two companies that help artisans get their products into international markets. Together, they launched Heart of Haiti. This home collection is made up of handmade products: paintings, ceramics, and metalwork, which are all made from recycled materials. The purpose of Heart of Haiti is to help the Haitian economy by giving these artists the chance to earn a sustainable income through job creation. The collection has led to the employment of 350 Haitian artists and the financial benefits have affected and estimated 4000 to 5000 people.

I love bright colors and one of my favorite pieces from this collection is wall art entitled “Market Scene” But as much as I enjoy the colors, the metalwork is what caught my eye. I have the “Tree of Life” picture frame on my shopping list, along with the “Agwe” mirror and candle holders.

By going to Shop for a Better World, you can buy beautiful, handcrafted products for your home, or as a gift to your loved ones and in the process help the Haitian community.

Disclosure: 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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