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LA Fashion Week Features Haitian Brand, LeVenity
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LA Fashion Week Features Haitian Brand, LeVenity

Meet Brooklyn bred, Texas living, LA bound, Haitian-American designer Venny Etienne.  Etienne is the designer extraordinaire behind LeVenity whose SS16 line…

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Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition
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Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition

The PowerUp! Kreyol Business Plan Competition announced it’s first ever winner on Monday, Sept. 28 and she’s from the fashion world!. Vicki Sylvain, designer of the Shoe-B, snagged the $5,000 grand prize followed by 2nd and 3rd place winners Nathalie Guillaume of Healing Happy Hour, and Hardy Hyppolite of Kreyol Kwizin. Sylvain was one out of 14 contestants vying for the prize.

Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti
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Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti

By Lara Falcone

In a humanitarian effort last month, Beyonce visited Haiti to survey the progress made since the deadly 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince claiming up to 300,000 lives. After discovering that St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Taberre has been suffering from a lack of funding, Beyonce decided to sell her popular BeyGood charity shirt online, giving proceeds from the sales directly to the hospital.

Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement
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Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement

By Lara Falcone

Last week the Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI) and Association of Industries of Haiti signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inter-American Development Bank to ensure support in renewing the existing duty-free trade agreement with the United States.

The clothing industry plays a critical role in Haiti’s economy, with garments accounting for 90 percent of the country’s exports to the United States. In 2014, $854.3 million worth of textiles and apparel were shipped to the U.S.

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Angela Simmons and Her Haitian Holiday

By Melissa Bernier

Haiti has been all over our timelines and newsfeeds, and for good reason. Amidst a sizable television campaign by the Ministry of Tourism, Haiti has gotten the stamp of approval from several celebrities including Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union, our own Garcelle Beauvais and Angela Simmons. “Tourism” is the hot button word as of late, and nothing does better for tourism than Instagram feeds lined with pics of celebs frolicking in the sand and sun.

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