Urban Zen's Mission in Haiti
As an expression of their commitment to preserving cultures, Urban Zen is on a mission to help develop, market and present the work of Haitian artisans to the Western world. As an ambassador to the preservation of Haiti's artistry and creativity, Donna Karan and a community of supporters have been traveling to Haiti at every opportunity, working one-on-one with the artists and manufacturers. "The artistry and skill is breathtaking," Donna says. "I am so inspired by what I am seeing and the people with whom I'm working with. I couldn't be more excited."
Inspired by the elements of Haiti, stone, wood, paper, metal, tobacco and horn are transformed by Haitian hand with artistry refined through generations. The Urban Zen Haiti Artisan Project is dedicated to creating a sustainable model of philanthropy and commerce, designed to support the artisan communities of Haiti, thereby preserving the rich culture of the island.
HOW YOU CAN HELP URBAN ZEN'S HAITI ARTISAN PROJECT
Purchase an Urban Zen Product
Products from the Haiti Artisan Project can be purchased by contacting an Urban Zen store location. (Products cannot yet be purchased online, please call.) Click here for locations, hours and contact information
Learn more about the Haiti Artisan Project and view the Haitian Artisan Collection Brochure
Donate to or Volunteer with Urban Zen
Click here for 3 ways to give back*
*As with any charity or business, please do your own research before purchasing or donating.
Published on January 30, 2012