O U R T E A M S
Our In-House workshop has three main teams working to produce jewelry, sewn products, and leather goods.
Our Workshop motto is-
"MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU"
"MANY HANDS MAKE THE LOAD LIGHT"
LEATHER TEAM //
Our leather team consists of 15 men led by their head manager, Cenice. When the team first started working together they named themselves "Ekip Solid", meaning "Solid Team". This name represents their team well, and has stuck ever since. All of our leather is locally sourced from a family owned tannery in Haiti. We specialize in full-grain, vegetable tanned leather that with love and care will last a lifetime.
JEWELRY TEAM //
The jewelry team has over 30 ladies working in mini-teams to produce many different jewelry making techniques. They specialize in fabric beads, leather sequin jewelry, beadwork, and assembly. We strongly believe in reducing waste as much as possible at our workshop, so all leather scraps are saved and handed over to the jewelry teams to be turned into beautiful new creations.
The sewing team has over 24 ladies producing handbags, soft leather goods, home wares, and even the fabric bags that each of our products are packaged in. Because there is no textile manufacturing within Haiti, our denim and canvas are remnants sourced from jeans factories in the Dominican Republic. We believe each step of the process needs to be done as sustainably and with as much impact as possible.