Recycled Purses Will Benefit Haitian School

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Catherine Eduard Charlot made headlines for crafting stylish fashions from discarded New York City umbrellas.

On a recent trip to her native Haiti, Charlot was invited to visit the Kafou Chada region of Croix des Bouquets – a low-income district still in ruins after the devastating 2010 earthquake. She was introduced to a local pastor who was struggling to educate 150 neighborhood children after their school was destroyed. Charlot’s heart broke for the children in Kafou Chada, and her mission became clear: She would earn money to rebuild the school by doing what she does best – designing handbags from recycled materials!

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