One of the amazing women I met during my trip to Haiti was Paula Coles. Paula would see the scraps of unused fabric being thrown out of the t-shirt factories, and she decided to use these scraps to create gorgeous products!! Paula founded Recycle/Love as a mission to sell these products and raise money to provide education for thousands of underprivileged children in Haiti. I bought a beautiful rug and a purse and a portion of the sales from every item Paula sells goes towards a child’s education. Paula is just one of the many amazing women in Haiti, who despite the circumstances has made the most of every opportunity, and through her dedication, creativity and selflessness, has helped thousands of others! I have so much admiration for Paula and all of the incredible women I met on my trip.
Click through the gallery to see pics from the Haitian Artisan Fair fashion show and some of Paula’s amazing creations!
Read more about Paula and her gorgeous products made from 100% recycled fabrics at Recycle/Love!