These sleek black tassel earrings were hand crafted in Haiti by artisans that were empowered by this earring order and were able to make a sustainable living, have dignified work, and improve their overall quality of life. These earrings are stylish, lightweight, ethically made, provide jobs, and empower women -- what more could you ask for in a classic fair trade statement earring like these?!
+ Lovingly created in Haiti + Made with recycled steel and a sleek black tassel. + On stainless steel ear wire, 2” long + 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. They focus on quality -- quality of work, quality of goods, and quality of relationships. Haiti Design Co employs more than seventy-five in-house artisans and works with over fifty artisans in the community. The organization provides quality employment, skills training, opportunities for personal growth, and stability to people in vulnerable situations.
ARTISAN DETAILS: Kenida from Haiti Design Co.
"My nickname is Kenida. My dad gave me that nickname because I’m the baby of the family. My dad is a metalwork artisan and I learned under him for a while. In 2017, I began working @haitidesignco and I picked up things pretty quickly!
I was married but my husband passed away, and that has been really hard. Working has been a blessing, I just really love to work. My team collaborates a lot, and we are always helping each other out. I have so much respect for every woman that I work with on the jewelry team.
I want our customers to know just how hard we work to create jewelry that is truly beautiful, and that Haiti isn’t ugly like it’s so often portrayed. I am proud to be Haitian because of how beautiful my country is. I am proud of my culture and I am proud of my heritage.
I would love for all of our customers to be happy with their purchase and to see our products as beautiful and creative, and that someday I will become a great entrepreneur that has her own house and can visit other places in the world."