In official statement on 2011/11/14 at 20:03
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.
In official statement on 2011/01/31 at 19:39
Frau Fiber CEO and president of Made in Haiti, is stepping down from the business operations of the company on February 1, 2011. It’s been an adventurous year, but it’s time for a stronger businessperson to take the lead.
Frau Fiber’s is appointing a Chief Financial Officer is C. F. Bazile, a social business entrepreneur who is dedicated to economic development in Haiti, who respects the workers, and will be an advocate for honorable wages. Frau Fiber has indicated his willingness to consult when needed.
Frau Fiber led Made in Haiti during its founding, and early stages of its economic development. She leaves the fiscal roll of Made in Haiti with a strong foundation and exceptional balance sheet. Frau Fiber felt it was time for her to step down, and pass the torch to someone who is better-equipped business person and marketer; after all I’m just a textile worker and activist, not an entrepreneur.
In official statement on 2010/08/22 at 22:28
The wireless as been down off and on for the last few days due to power loss and thunder storms. So posting multiple times today.
In official statement on 2009/11/11 at 23:53
“The apparel of this god is in keeping with his people, he likes to dress himself in an old black overcoat, torn old black hat with a high crown and worn-out black pants.” Pg. 220.
“Baron Samedi delights in dress his “horse” in shabby and fantastic cloths like papa Guede. Pg. 224
Feel My Horse. Zora Neale Hurston
The economic calculus, as applied by present-day economics, forces the industrialist to eliminate the human factor because machines do not make mistakes, which people do. Hence the enormous effort at automation and the drive for ever-larger units. This means that those who have nothing to sell but their labour remain in the weakest possible bargaining position. The conventional wisdom of what is now taught as economics by-masses the poor, the very people for whom development is really needed. The economics of giantism and automation is a left-over of minetheenth-century conditions and ninetheenth-century thinking and it is totally incapable of solving any of the real problems of today. An entirely new system of thought is needed, a system based on attention to people, and not primarily attention to goods – (the goods will look after themselves!) It could be summed up in the phrase, “production by the masses, rather than mass production.”
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if people mattered.
Haiti, with its poor economy, has the potential for being the next victim for the exploitation of labor by Multinational apparel manufacturers. In response to this I will attempt to instigate an alternative in Haiti to the multinational corporation, which for centuries has moved to locate cheep labor.
Working collectively with Haitian textile workers to design a system of garment production by the people and for the people, capturing the aesthetics of the fantastically, shabby Haitian people.
Up to date news will be released through this blog.