A socially-conscious artisan workshop based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We are dedicated to sustainable development through skill training and job creation.
HAITI DESIGN CO WAS FOUNDED IN 2014 WITH THE GOAL TO BRING ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH DESIGN, TRAINING, AND JOB CREATION.
OUR MANTRA AROUND THE WORKSHOP IS “MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU”. THIS IS AN OLD HAITIAN PROVERB MEANING “MANY HANDS MAKE THE LOAD LIGHT”.
WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS COMMONALITY BETWEEN THE DESIGNER, MAKER, AND CONSUMER, AND THAT WHEN WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN HELP LIGHTEN EACH OTHER’S LOAD AND BRING ABOUT LASTING POSITIVE IMPACT.
Haiti Design Co was founded with the belief that the marriage of design and purpose can have a long-lasting ripple effect of development and community building.
To achieve this, we focus on quality – the quality of work, quality of goods, and quality of relationships. We have three in-house teams that specialize in leather, jewelry, and sewing, as well a partner artisans in the community that specialize in trades such as horn and bone crafting, aluminum casting, recycled steelwork, and embroidery. We employ over 75 artisans in-house and work with over 50 artisans in the community.
Through our partnerships with customers and designers, we create meaningful consumer relationships that allow us to provide quality employment, skill training, opportunities for personal growth, and, most importantly, stability to people in vulnerable situations.
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“I wish I had a superpower that would give me the ability to unify people, so that I could remove discrimination and fighting. I just like when things are peaceful, when I can laugh, and see the stars when it’s dark out.” – – – Looking back on an impactful @fash_rev week, and spotlighting one last dear friend of ours from the workshop, Sandy Dulorier from the Jewelry Team! Read about her at the link in bio!