The top guy at Macy’s, a high-end fashion designer, and Martha Stewart go to Haiti. They look for handicrafts. They buy stuff to resell. It helps with economic development. And some of us have been doing this for a few years, that is, even before the earthquake.
In any event, it’s all good. The more jobs created in Haiti, the better.
In honor of all the design mavens checking out the goods in Haiti, I bring you this wonderful, fashionably minimalist cuff bracelet made from recycled metal.
And, one day, in the not too distant future, this wonder cuff bracelet will even be available right here.
Until I started working with artisans in Haiti, all my producers were female, and most of the workers who made my product were female. While I’m happy to support female workers, this wasn’t done purposely, but it just sort of happened.
In the world of recycled metal art from Haiti, most of the producers are men. Again, I didn’t plan this. I like the work, my customers like the work, and I’m happy to do my small bit to create a wee bit of economic development in Haiti.
So, I was surprised and delighted when I was wandering around, and came upon Myrta:
I’m in Haiti right now to work with with the artisans who create amazing pieces from recycled oil drums. It’s been a quick, but productive trip. I arrived on Tuesday, and leaving later today, Friday.
We’ve visited and bought from artisans we’ve dealt with in the past, we’ve tried to identify new people and products, work on a few commissions, and expand our wholesale offerings. Another reason for this trip is to document a bit more fully the process of making metal art.
For this Friday, our picture will be from a few days ago, of an artisans working on one of our current pieces that we’re restocking, “love.”
This was shot almost exactly a year ago from where I watch the fireworks (or, I should really say where I would watch the fireworks if I didn’t have a dog that totally flipped out when they’re going off.) The view’s from a rowhouse in southeast Baltimore.
If you’re into fireworks, hope find a great spot for viewing, and have a great holiday.
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