10/13/2010 02:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

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."