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Macy's 'Heart Of Haiti' Boosts Output Of Local Artists


First Posted: 10/13/10 03:49 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:00 PM ET

Macy's is aiming to rejuvenate Haiti's ailing economy by tapping into local artists' energy through their "Heart of Haiti" collection

According to a report on NPR's All things Considered, the retail giant, in conjunction with the William J. Clinton Foundation paid artists up-front for 20,000 products to be sold in their homewares department in over 25 stores nationwide.

NPR speaks to papier-mache artist, Pascale Faublas, about hopes for the program:

"We are working on rebuilding ourselves first. This action for example here today with Macy's is one step in that sense -- to get the artisans back to work."


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