Today I was introduced to The Apparent Project. Proceeds from this project go to Haitian artisans. By making and selling jewelry, bags, keychains, etc. these artisans are able to support their families instead of sending their children to orphanages. To sell the jewelry, which is quite reasonably priced, I might add, anyone can have the organization send you a box of products at no cost to you, and you sell the pieces for them. You can read more about the project HERE.
Each piece of jewelry comes with a tag that tells you about the person who made it. The money goes back directly to this individual. (You have to keep up with each artesian’s items sold as you sell the products).
They had all kinds of necklaces, garlands, bags, keychains, bracelets, earrings, and even ornaments. Here are a few more photos showing some of the selection of items:
If you are interested in looking in some local pieces, I have a friend who is currently hosting a party. If you are interested in hosting your own, check out The Apparent Project website.