Sunday, May 21, 2017
Rebuilding Haiti through Entrepreneurship: The Gift That Will Keep on Giving
Pop-up Shop Featuring Products from Haitian-American Designers and Entrepreneurs
The Bien Abyé “Les Jardins de la Mode” pop-up shop will display a collection of products sourced and/or inspired by Haiti. All the displayed items, from fashion accessories to home goods to gourmet products are created by a talented group of Haitian-American entrepreneurs. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase products from: Zesa Raw by Michelle Jean, Artisans du Monde by Nathalie Tancrede, Deux Noirs by Eddy Albertini, Vetiver Les Cayes by Reginald Canal and Bien Abyé by Dayanne Danier. In addition to seeing and buying these beautifully crafted products, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the designers and entrepreneurs behind these brands.
Location: Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008)
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The “Les Jardins de la Mode” pop-up shop will feature a collective of Haitian entrepreneurs in fashion, home goods, and gourmet products who are influential in their crafts. Join us for a display of products by the following Haitian-American entrepreneurs: Zesa Raw by Michele Jean, Artisans du Monde by Nathalie Tancrede, Deux Noirs by Eddy Albertini, Vetiver Les Cayes by Reginald Canal, and Bien Abyé by Dayanne Danier. The soiree will open with a panel discussion moderated by former White House Liaison Karen Andre, who will explore the journey of each entrepreneur. The discussion will close with the revealing of the pop-up shop displaying merchandise that guests will have the opportunity to purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to Fleur De Vie, a not-for-profit organization based in New York that works with and supports the initiatives of organizations striving to implement social change in communities around the world.