As the holiday season approaches, many of us are looking for ways to shop with a purpose. By purchasing handmade items from Haitian artisans, you can give family and friends truly unique gifts while providing employment and economic opportunity.

Here are some of our favorite organizations working to empower Haitians through job creation, training, and meaningful employment. Click the links below to see their beautiful products and make a difference with your holiday shopping this year!

Haiti Design Co

haitidesignco.org

Features:

  • Unique jewelry made of different materials – beads, clay, leather, and horn
  • Leather products – bags, wallets, clutches
  • Gifts and home – decorations made from horn, embroidered banners, stuffed animals

What we’re swooning over (left to right): artist fringe earrings, Fabienne bag, essence pendant necklace

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2nd Story Goods

2ndstorygoods.com

Features:

  • Home decor – pillows, rugs, blankets, ornaments
  • Office/travel – Journals, portfolios, passport holders, luggage tags
  • Jewelry – earrings, necklaces, bracelets made from different materials
  • Bags and wallets

What we’re swooning over (left to right): Canvas leather fold over bag, baguette earrings, leather bottle holder

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Deux Mains

deuxmains.com

Features:

  • Sandals
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry & Accessories

What we’re swooning over (left to right): Anne fringe sandals, Maudernise pouch in sunshine, Marie-rose earrings

Another reason to love:

 

Mama Zwazo

mamazwazo.org

Features:

  • Mom and baby items – swaddles, covers
  • Earrings

What we’re swooning over (left to right): bebe bird swaddle, mama bird earrings, mama and me nest

Another reason to love:

 

Papillon

papillonmarketplace.com

Features:

  • Apparel and accessories – tote bags and purses, jewelry, t-shirts
  • Gifts and decor – mugs, greeting cards, beauty products, ornaments
  • Kids – dolls, stuffed animals, t-shirts

What we’re swooning over (left to right): double leaf goat leather earrings, speckled grape hope mug, Johanne handmade doll

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Where do you shop to support Haitian artisans? Share in the comments below!

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