This bag was co-designed and crafted by our friends at the Haiti Design Co-op.
The Haiti Design Co-op was founded in 2014 with the goal to bring about sustainable development through design, training, and job creation. Their mantra around the workshop is ""MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU"". This is an old Haitian proverb meaning "MANY HANDS MAKE THE LOAD LIGHT". They believe that there is commonality between the designer, maker, and consumer, and that when working together we can help lighten each other's load and bring about lasting positive impact.
Little by little their small workshop has grown and evolved into a training and production center employing over 150 people within our workshop and HDC partner branches. They work to provide consistent employment in-house in order to give job training and stability to individuals in vulnerable situations, as well as raise up artisan leaders to succeed as independent entrepreneurs in the community.