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Please Notice This - With Fair Trade We Can Help Haiti!

"We are extremely grateful that our artisan partners have been accounted for in Haiti, but so many in their beautiful country have experienced tremendous devastation as the death toll has risen over 800. We are all wondering, how can we help?  Our partner artisans have simply replied to us the same as when Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010.  PLEASE SEND ORDERS."



DID YOU KNOW THAT ... ...Fair Trade Ethical Purchases are accomplished with the money you spend on day-to-day goods and improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives. Health, Medicine, Food, Shelter, ...even running water, all the basics that we take for granted are accomplished through Fair Trade Ethical Purchases - helping others in developing countries around the world.
 
Our Best Selling  Haitian Tree of Life with Birds Wall Art

When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.  

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Dan

October 16, 2016

Way to go Village Country Store! I have a niece in Haiti and some areas were badly hurt in the hurricane.
Fair trade metal art from Haiti is good looking and I think it’s a nice way to support Haitians where they need it most — in the pocketbook.
Looking forward to browsing through all your fair trade things, not just Haitian metal art!