Haiti Design Co.

Haiti Design Co.

About Our Artisan Partner


Haiti Design Co. is a community-based nonprofit that was founded in 2014 by Josh and Chandler Busby. The main mission behind the organization is to create sustainable development through design, training, and job creation; the nonprofit’s mantra comes from an old Haitian proverb that means “Many hands make the load light.” The organization consists of three teams — leather, jewelry, and sewing teams. Around 45 women and 15 men who have experienced vulnerable situations in life are working in-house at Haiti Design Co. The talented artisans practice different types of techniques such as jewelry making, weaving, sewing, and tailoring. In addition to the in-house teams, Haiti Design Co. has five branches in an Artisan Incubator program, which helps independent artisan businessmen and businesswomen. All of the artisans work together, and the organization and community development committee provide resources such as healthcare and educational seminars on leadership development training and mental health awareness.

SHOP ARTISAN PRODUCTS

Quickshop

Leather Key Fob - Redwood

$ 19.20 $ 24.00

HANDMADE IN HAITI Easily keep track of your keys with this stylish key fob. It was beautifully handmade using locally sourced leather.Every purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design Co.

Details

  • Approximately 1" wide, 7" tall
  • Hand-stitched with full-grain Haitian vegetable-tanned leather
  • Features solid brass hardware
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Leather Portfolio - Redwood

$ 81.60 $ 102.00

HANDMADE IN HAITI Look like you mean business at your next meeting with this portfolio. This bag has been hand-stitched using locally sourced leather.Each purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design...

Details

  • Approximately 13.75" wide, 10" tall
  • Care instructions: To remove dirt, apply a small amount of leather cleaner with a clean, soft cloth using a circular motion. Wipe off the residue. Let air dry completely. May use leather moisturizer if needed to bring back its natural luster. Leather cleaner is not recommended for ink, grease, or oil stains.
  • Made with full-grain Haitian vegetable-tanned leather
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Large Canvas Circle Bag

$ 42.00

HANDMADE IN HAITI The perfect refresh of the classic canvas tote. Take this circular design anywhere from the beach to the gym. Fully lined with leather details on the handles.Each...

Details

  • Approximately 18" diameter with 8" handle drop
  • Materials: natural canvas is fully lined and has an interior pocket with leather accents
  • Care instructions: Spot clean with water and light detergent.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question

Quickshop

Leather Circle Pouch - Light Blush

$ 30.40 $ 38.00

HANDMADE IN HAITI Store your important items in this lovely pouch with a half-zip closure — made from soft, supple leather originally intended for ballet slippers.Each purchase empowers artisans at...

Details

  • Approximately 7.5" diameter
  • Materials: locally sourced leather
  • Care instructions: To remove dirt, apply a small amount of leather cleaner with a clean, soft cloth using a circular motion. Wipe off the residue. Let air dry completely. May use leather moisturizer if needed to bring back its natural luster. Leather cleaner is not recommended for ink, grease, or oil stains.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question

LEARN MORE

Country: Haiti

COUNTRY: HAITI

learn more

Technique: Leatherwork

TECHNIQUE: LEATHERWORK

learn more