SAND-CASTED ALUMINUM //
TEAM NAME: T E T A N S A M N
Led by: Boss Joseph Jeffcol
Specialty: Sand Casted Aluminum Jewelry
Team Members: 7
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
"TET ANSAMN FE NOU VIV PI BEL"
"With our heads together we can live more beautifully"
Boss Jeff came to Haiti Design Co-op with the desire to start his own aluminum casting business in 2014. Sand-casted aluminum, known as "chodye" is traditionally used in Haiti to make large pots for cooking. Jeff learned the process from his father who had a chodye business, however when his father passed away he became responsible for the business. We began by giving Jeff new ideas of designs and products he could make with this process other than pots. From there he began making unique sand-casted jewelry pieces and tripled the amount of employees his business was supporting.