I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with this Macy’s Heart of Haiti product to review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. You can see my original Heart of Haiti post here

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Heart of Haiti Gifts

If you need a last minute Valentine’s Day gift run to Macy’s today! Their Heart of Haiti handmade home decor and jewelry collections are absolutely beautiful! And, each time you purchase an item you are directly supporting the artisan who crafted it. We received the Vase pictured above. It’s beautiful! 

When it arrived I shared it with my children. They loved it but truly loved the story behind it. So much so that the almost 8 year old has asked to bring it in to show his class. I decided to take that one step further and offer to stop in to discuss the project and maybe do a small Papier Mâché project with his second grade class. I’ll update you all after that happens! 

Our vase was handcrafted by a Haitian artist who signed the bottom. A gift like this one is the perfect way to give back! With its glossy finish and organic shape, it’s also a one-of-a-kind home accent with a modern edge.

Artisans receive half the wholesale price for each item sold!

About Heart of Haiti

Heart of Haiti is a “Trade Not Aid” initiative launched by artist and social entrepreneur, Willa Shalit, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Macy’s. Heart of Haiti provides artists with an opportunity to make a living, feed their families and pay their children’s school fees.

The collection features more than 40 home decor items including Papier Mâché, metalwork, jewelry and paintings all made almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items such as old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums and local gommier wood.

The initiative allows opportunities for the artists to work with US designers, helping strengthen international artisan relationships and make their products viable in the US market. Artisans receive have of the wholesale price for each item in this collection. This initiative offered the first sustainable work in Haiti since the earthquake. It has given artisans the dignity of work and economic self-determination.

To date the program has employed 780 artisans and provided financial benefits for an estimated 8,000 individuals in the country.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and despite the devastating earthquake people there are filled with hope and a desire to improve their lives through employment.

Find more info about the Heart of Haiti campaign and products at www.macys.com/haiti.

Twitter: @HeartofHaiti
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartofhaiti

Featured Products from the Collection

Heart of Haiti Serveware and Bowls
Reg $35.00-$140.00
Sale $24.99-$99.99
 
Heart of Haiti Decorative Accents
Reg $35.00-$45.00
Sale $24.99-$32.99
 
Heart of Haiti Metal Frames
Reg $50.00-$60.00
Sale $34.99-$41.99
 
Heart of Haiti Metal Bowls
Reg $35.00-$140.00
Sale $24.99-$99.99
Heart of Haiti Vases
Reg $58.00-$85.00
Sale $39.99-$59.99
 
Heart of Haiti Gifts Under $50
Reg $50.00-$58.00
Sale $34.99-$39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Gifts Under $75
Reg $85.00-$140.00
Sale $59.99-$99.99
 
Heart of Haiti, Vetiver Animal Reindeer
Reg $15.00
Sale $9.99
             
Heart of Haiti, Wood Giraffe
Reg $35.00
Sale $24.99
 
Heart of Haiti Tray, Gold Striped Wood
Reg $85.00
Sale $59.99
 
Heart of Haiti Tray, Gold Wood Tray
Reg $70.00
Sale $49.99
 
Heart of Haiti Frame, 11″ Metal Frame
Reg $60.00
Sale $41.99
Heart of Haiti Frame, 12″ Metal Frame
Reg $50.00
Sale $34.99
 
Heart of Haiti Vase, 17.5″ Metal Cutout Vase
Reg $85.00
Sale $59.99
 
Heart of Haiti Vase, 10″ Metal Cutout Vase
Reg $58.00
Sale $39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, 12″ Cut Out Metal Bowl
Reg $80.00
Sale $54.99
Heart of Haiti Bowl, 6″ Metal Bowl
Reg $35.00
Sale $24.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, 16″ Metal Bowl
Reg $140.00
Sale $99.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Circular Striped Papier Mache
Reg $58.00
Sale $39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Gold Papier Mache Bowl Set
Reg $45.00
Sale $32.99
Heart of Haiti Vase, Black & White Bulb Papier Mache
Reg $70.00
Sale $49.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Striped Papier Mache Bowl
Reg $45.00
Sale $31.99
 
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Spotted Papier Mache
Reg $45.00
Sale $32.99
 
Heart of Haiti Vase, Spotted Black and White Papier Mache
Reg $58.00
Sale $39.99
Heart of Haiti Vase, Striped Bulb Papier Mache Vase
Reg $85.00
Sale $59.99
 
Heart of Haiti Vase, White Papier Mache Vase
Reg $58.00
Sale $39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Vase, Spotted Papier Mache
Reg $58.00
Sale $39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Pendant, Large Heart Pendant
Reg $30.00
Sale $19.99
Heart of Haiti Jewelry, Black & White Modernist Ring
Reg $25.00
Sale $19.99
 
Heart of Haiti Gifts Under $100
Reg $65.00-$145.00
Sale $57.99-$115.00
 
Heart of Haiti Jewelry, Faceted Black & White Ring
Reg $40.00
Sale $29.99
 
Heart of Haiti Tray, Small Newsprint
Reg $55.00
Sale $29.97
Heart of Haiti Trays, Set of 3 Spice Nesting Trays
Reg $65.00
Sale $49.99
 
Heart of Haiti Soapstone Bowl
Reg $50.00
Sale $39.99
 
Heart of Haiti Ornaments, Vetiver Animal Collection
Reg $15.00
Sale $9.99-$15.00
 
Heart of Haiti Ornament, Pink Vetiver Polar Bear
Reg $15.00
Sale $9.99

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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