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Macy’s is proud to pay tribute to the wonderful people of Haiti and celebrate their culture in a way that gives back to their community in addition to ours. On Thursday, October 28th, the Lower Level of Metro Center will be transformed into an impromptu gallery where talented Haitian artists will display their crafts to the public. This event is extra-special as this is the first collection of home décor merchandise to come from Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake. Each item is designed exclusively for Macy’s and made by hand by Haitian artisans. These surprisingly affordable pieces, available at the International Gifting Center, will help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives one-by-one.

Making a very special appearance that day is peace quilter Sister Angela Belizaire and the reigning queen of Haitian Song, Emeline Michel. Customers will be able to purchase their artwork as they listen to beautiful music and sample authentic Haitian Cuisine.


The International Gifting Center:

Specifically selected for Macy’s customers by Fairwinds Trading, the International Gifting Center will offer one-of-a-kind treasures from the Heart of Haiti, as well as, the Rwanda Path to Peace programs. These unique and charitable gifts will include traditional Haitian artisan home décor products, high-fashion baskets from Rwanda, Massai jewelry from East Africa and painted wooden trays from Indonesia. Recognizing the continued need in both Rwanda and Haiti, each purchase made from the International Gifting Center gives twice: one in the hands of the artisan and one in the hands of the buyer.  Through their work artisans are able to feed their families, cloth and educate their children and walk with dignity where opportunities are rare.

*International Gifting Centers are located in 25 Macy’s stores with product also available on macys.com.


Get Ready for Crafty Bastards

Crafty Bastards is October 2nd, but you can start your handmade shopping plans now.  Visit the vendor gallery to get a peek at of all the awesomeness that will be for sale at Crafty Bastards and start your handmade shopping plans now.

Can’t wait until October 2nd to get you hands on the goods?  We’ve included links to many of the vendors Etsy shops to make it super easy for you to start buying now.

Want to know what Crafty Bastards is all about?  Read the Crafty Bastards blog and follow @craftybastards for crafty related morsels.  For event specifics, go to the FAQand About pages.  Email craftybastards@washingtoncitypaper.com if you still have questions.