BRAND PARTNER: PAPILLON



Determined to help prevent child relinquishment in Haiti, Shelley Clay (a hero to many of us, though she would never accept that honor) founded Papillon Enterprise in 2008 to give parents a chance to earn an income and be able to care for their children. In Haiti, as in so many developing countries, parents are often forced to give up their children to local caregivers as they are unable to afford to raise and care for themselves. Papillon began as a small jewelry makers guild with only a handful of young mothers in training, making simple jewelry to sell and sustain their operation.


Over the past six years, Papillon has grown into a successful small-business with almost three hundred artisans on payroll working in a variety of creative art forms, such as pottery, paper making, jewelry making, sewing and metal art. Papillon’s goal to provide income for families is being realized as the artisans are now able to buy land, send their kids to school, and have enough food on the table each day.




HOW IT'S MADE: CLAY BEADS



HOW IT'S MADE: PAPER BEADS



ARTISAN HIGHLIGHT: STEPHANIE BREZO



ARTISAN HIGHLIGHT: RICHARD