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admin / April 24, 2013

Choose Haiti

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Choose Haiti was an initiative to bring sustainable jobs to Haiti by harnessing the power social media, branding, design and commerce. As co-founders we oversaw all aspects of operations, online development, and campaigns.

With the help of Magalie Dresse of Caribbean Craft, Haitian artists, World Vision and The Clinton Foundation,
Choose Haiti produced bracelets made from 100% recycled water bottles and newspaper from the streets of Port au Prince. Displaced Haitians living in tent camps were hired to collect the water bottles and assemble the bracelets. Sold at the GAP, Forever21, Footlocker and dozens of other retailers, the initiative brought thousands of jobs to Haitian refugees.

Time Magazine
“Will Haiti Have It’s Own Livestrong Bracelet?”

Fast Company
“Choose Haiti Recycles Newspapers, Makes $5 Dollar Bracelets for America.”

BBC
“Haitians Rise to Rebuilding Challenges”