In 2017, Sulmers travelled to Haiti where she met with local artisans, designers, and factory workers. Haiti can be “the next fashion mecca, as far as production is concerned,” she said.

To jumpstart Haiti’s production growth, Sulmers would like to see designers who have done work in Haiti tap even further into the country’s resources. To name a few, her “Haitian brother,” Ouigi Theodore of The Brooklyn Circus, and Azede Jean Pierre, whom she referred to as “one of the greatest designers of our generation.”


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