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Heart of Haiti: A Gift That Gives Back

December 20, 2012

I received this Heart of Haiti bracelet to review, I’m not sure I can say anything to do it the justice it deserves but I’m going to try.  This bracelet is stunning, high quality and more importantly, handcrafted.  It is a true piece of art.  Because these pieces aren’t made on an assembly line, there are tiny variations that make it truly one-of-a-kind and limited edition.  It made me wonder why more people don’t know about this program… Heart of Haiti has something for everyone – These are the types of unique gifts I love to give and receive!
Macy's Heart of HaitiMacy's 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.

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.  The Heart of Haiti initiative provides artists with an opportunity to make a living feed their families and pay their children’s school fees. Already, The Heart of Haiti collection has led to employment of 750 artists in Haiti providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,000 people in the country.

The collection features more than 40 home decor items including quilts, metalwork, ceramics, and paintings. The craftsmanship and technique behind these works of art, ranging from papier-mâché vases to hand cut metal frames & wall hangings, is truly remarkable.  The collection is made almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items such as old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums & local gommier wood. Sharing a “gift that gives back” is a great way to raise awareness and celebrate artistry and regrowth. Heart of Haiti products are available exclusively at 25 Macy’s stores around the country and on

Get Social with Heart of Haiti:  @HeartofHaiti on Twitter / Heart of Haiti on Facebook
Painstakingly cut, hammered and varnished by hand, this meaningful picture frame displays your favorite people and places in the tree of life. Steel from recycled barrels gives each one-of-a-kind piece a rustic beauty perfected by Haiti’s master artisans.
  • Recycled steel
  • Handcrafted in Haiti
  • Holds 4″ x 6″ photos
  • 9″ x 11.5″
  • Because each item is a unique work of art, variations in size and color will occur
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Signed by the artisan
  • Artisans receive half the wholesale price for each item sold

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was provided with product to review and for giveaway.  All thoughts are my own.

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  • Reply Kera December 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hi lady! New follower {via FB & Hello Cotton} from the Think Outside the Blog hop. This bracelet is really cool and for a great cause, you’re awesome for helping to promote it! Looking forward to reading more from you :)

    Come stop by my blog if you’d like!

  • Reply Joyce Lansky December 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I have 29 entries. If no one else enters, the bracelet is mine. ;) Thanks for sponsoring the contest.

  • Reply Ruby December 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Awesomesauce giveaway will be sharing it!

  • Reply Ariana Reed December 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Definitely shared. I think it’s important for us all to be aware and help out where we can. Thanks for the chance to win! :]

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