Archive for November, 2011|Monthly archive page
Associated up cycled news.
Perhaps there’s something to be said for not trying too hard. Sometimes it’s okay to allow a up-cycled men’s dress shirt, which has a distressed neckline, a stain, and maybe a Ralph Lauren Logo going on somewhere in the chest zone to form the basis of an entire collection of shirt dresses, aprons and new hand dyed tees. At the center of Made in Haiti for fall— the t-shirts are repeated in many hand stenciled or dyed variations, it is completely in line with the spirit of the reduce and remake from previous collections. This is exactly the kind of thing Made in Haiti customer’s love, so why mess with success?
The collection concludes with the I Love Haiti T-shirts, develop for the tourist (not aid workers) that will some day return, this shirt is 100 % made in Haiti, and it’s not the cheep Chinese version you can find on line.
Ethical entrepeneur CF Bazile, has headed up a new hang tag campagne, revealing the people behind the products. Garments will now display full color hang tags with a photograph and short bio of each person who participated in the Made in Haiti production line. This concept following the Labor Behind the Label philosophy, an important aspect of the work of Frau Fiber the founder of Made in Haiti.
Here is what you can expect to see, on the garments YOU purchase at the upcoming POP UP SHOPS or on the ETSY site.
of “good for garment workers production”
National Repurposed Apparel News
Celebrating two years of Haitian production and US sales, Made in Haiti hosts a series of POP UP SHOPS. Make your guilt free purchases of the latest trends in repurposed garments and accessories: messenger bags, lap top covers, coin purses, back bags, hand stenciled and dyed t-shirts, dresses, skirts and shirt. These one-time shops will be in the following locations:
Hands on 3rd
Saturday Nov 19 and Sunday Nov 20
11 am – 6 pm
8377 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048-4312
Hand made holiday market at Telharmonia (a downtown studio in the flower district)
734 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Sunday Dec 4, 1- 8 pm
Port Au Prince, Grand Rue,
December 11-17, ask at the Hotel Oloffson for Directions
9 am – 5 pm
After the phenomenal opening of its flagship factory and store at the Ghetto Biennale in the Grand Rue, of Port Au Prince in December of 2009 MADE IN HAITI (MIH) has become a style destination in the repurposed garment market, POP UP SHOPS have appeared in West Hollywood, California, Madison Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon. MIH is a grass roots garment and accessories production company, based in Grand Rue of Port Au Prince Haiti. Founded in December of 2009, by Frau Fiber textile worker and activist and currently operated by CF Bazile. MIH addresses the global rag trade by repurposing Pepe (second hand garments) into dresses, t-shirts, aprons, lap top covers, messenger bags, back packs, employing honorably paid labor of Haitian tailors and artisans. The recent opening of the Etsy store in has established it as one of the most successful repurposed apparel lines, employing two tailors, translator / manager and 5 t-shirt artists.