Last year was channel browsing one day and came across a show with Martha Stewart visiting Haiti. Of course, I stopped and watched. This was the first time I heard about "Heart of Haiti". Martha, invited by Macy's, met the artists that produce these beautiful products, and I stayed glued to the screen until the end. As soon as the show ended I was all over Macy's website and placed an order for one of their pieces of jewelry as a gift for a friend.
These beautiful pieces of arts are made by artisans in Haiti and distributed in the US by Macy's as a way to support the communities where these artists live, providing a decent living wage to these artisans and their families, helping them rebuilt their communities. Artisans receive 50% of the wholesale price of these items, which are made with recycled materials and sustainable wood. Haiti has a strong artisanal tradition, which is reflected in the richness of these pieces and their originality.
Did you know that in the Dominican Republic we celebrate the Day of Love and Friendship on Valentine's? Yeah, because love comes in many forms. What a great opportunity to give your friends or loved one a beautiful gift, while helping our brothers to the East rebuild their countries and communities.
I am very grateful for Macy's and Latina Connect for inviting me to post about this work, and would like to give one of our readers this beautiful frame and pendant. Please go to Heart of Haiti and tell me which one is your favorite piece. Your comment will serve as the entry to participate in this special giveaway. Giveaway will end Feb 14, 2013. Must be a US resident, 18 years or older to participate.
- Make sure to add the correct email in your post. If I cannot contact you I will void your entry and choose a new winner.
- The winner will be contacted via email with instructions. We will make reasonable attempts to contact the winner via email. Should we fail to get a reply within a week a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be emailed, and also be announced in this same post within 72 hours of this contest closing.
Macy's and Latina Connect have provided the gifts for this giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine and have not been vetted or revised by the sponsor.
AND THE WINNER IS: