Haiti Made is united around quality products, dignified jobs, and economic stability in an effort to diminish the poverty cycles in Haiti, and to join a real fight against the orphan and child slavery crisis in Haiti. The not-for-profit Haiti Made desire is to see the Haitian people empowered by sustainable and dignified employment as part of a larger effort to promote economic growth and to keep families together.
Our leather is old-world, saddle grade, certified veg-tan, and finished with neatsfoot oil. Veg-tan is made using a special process that utilizes natural tannins made from organic materials. Our cowhide is supplied to the Hawtan S.A. Tannery in Port-au-Prince
and comes from certified grass-fed cows in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. Louis Vuitton also contracts with Hawtan for some of their leather products.
Our partnership with Hawtan is one of many that helps support the 126 jobs at their leather tannery. At Haiti Made, we believe the leather says it all, with each “side” being special and unique, having a history, and carrying marks and character making up each handmade product.
All Haiti Made products have been tested and have passed environmental hazard and impact standards. Our products are handcrafted with love and prudence with each one its own art piece. Some Haiti Made products are made, start to finish, by one Haitian team member individually. Other products require a collaborative production effort. Haiti Made employs 45 artisans at their own facility.
Haiti Made offers the retailer and highly marketable product with a worthwhile and interesting backstory. Our extensive product line includes Totes, Saddle, Work and Crossbody Bags, Wallets, Passport Holders, Journals, Luggage Tags, Portfolios, Snap Valets, Bracelets, and Key Chains, to name a few. Each product features an embossed Haiti Made logo. Haiti Made also offers custom embossing of logos or words.
Non-profit Haiti Made was founded under the non-profit Hands and Feet Project ( www.handsandfeetproject.org ) that has been doing incredible work in Haiti since 2004.
Everyday in Haiti, children experience the poverty-driven cycles of neglect, abandonment, trafficking, and slavery because families lack access to social services, job stability, medical care, and quality education. Founded by Will and Andrea McGinniss, the Hands and Feet Project is a group of child and family advocates working to break these cycles by fighting to keep families together through support services and job creation. They provide family-style homes and caregivers for children in crisis, and restoring the survivors of human trafficking.
The non-profit Haiti Made leather sales revenue go to supporting the non-profit Hands and Feet Project.