This is a conversation on behalf of Macy’s Heart of Haiti program via Everywhere Agency blogger opportunity. I was provided an item for review but no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Mother in a 3rd world country? Many countries around the world do not have the economic opportunities that the United States has to offer. This is where Macy’s #HeartofHaiti program makes a big difference in the lives of Mother’s in Haiti.
Now entering its sixth year, Macy’s Heart of Haiti program continues its goal of helping Haitian mothers achieve economic empowerment through the sale of their handcrafted goods.
Sales of the Macy’s Heart of Haiti products helps support mothers, allows them to support their families and send their children to school. Macy’s truly appreciates you supporting this “trade not aid” initiative. Haiti has an estimated 400,000 artisans (out of a 10M population) who rely solely on their handcrafted goods as a source of income. No other sector of employment even approaches such numbers.
Heart of Haiti product is available in-store at these locations: Herald Square, Brooklyn Downtown, Metro Center, State Street, Northland Center, Seattle Downtown, Portland Downtown, San Francisco Union Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, South Coast Plaza Home, Mission Valley Home, Dallas Galleria, Lenox Square Mall, Dadeland.
I bought a beautiful tobacco leaf tray with handles from the Heart of Haiti line. Each and very time that I use this hand-crafted tray I am reminded of the courageous and talented women who create these quality items to support their families! I am super excited to be a part of this program that supports women and their families.
Heart of Haiti artisan, Yvette Celestin, lives in the coastal town of Jacmel. She shares her technique of using tobacco leaves to create unique, papier mache pieces for Macy’s Heart of Haiti collection in this video!