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5 Gifts That Give Back to Haiti

It’s that most wonderful time of year again. Gift-giving time that is. Still scratching your head for that perfect find for someone special in your life? We’ve found some great things for you here. And the added bonus? Each of these gifts support the economic growth of Haiti in some way, so your gift makes an impact far beyond the holidays. 

Haiti Design Co has a great selection of handmade goods that are as fashionable as they are sustainable. We love the Taino Beaded Clutch made of genuine leather and hand-sewn glass beadwork. The company was founded in 2014 with the purpose of creating sustainable development through workshops that promote design, training and job creation in Haiti. 

These Leather Fringe Embellishments from Deux Mains make for the perfect stocking stuffers and promise to add a little fringe and flair to shoes, bags, keychains, or anything you wish. All of the leather is made in a local tannery in Haiti, which employs more than 100 Haitian citizens. 

Gift of Hope Haiti makes holiday host gifts a no-brainer with these adorable wine bags. Each bag is made of repurposed remnant fabric and are machine washable. What makes these an even more perfect gift is that no two bags are made alike. There’s a selection of fabric patterns to choose from. Now all you have to choose is the perfect wine to pair it with. Cheers!

Market Haiti makes some spectacular wall art for the home. Each sign is handcrafted with metal from old oil drums. The wall art is available in a variety of sayings and words. So there’s a sign for every home and family. Market Haiti believes in creating work and supporting working families in Haiti. 

This Metallic Bell Ornament Set from Papillon Marketplace will add some jingle to anyone’s holiday. And to put the fizz in this little gift, these handmade ornaments are uniquely made from recycled soda cans. Papillon Marketplace is a socially conscious and fair-trade certified organization committed to creating artisanship opportunities for at-risk mothers and the unemployed in Haiti. 

Elizabeth Hazard

Elizabeth Hazard

Elizabeth Hazard is a writer, producer and photography editor in New York City. Her work has appeared in various publications and websites. She frequently writes about art & culture, fashion and history.
Elizabeth Hazard
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Dec. 04, 2019

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