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Tree of Joy Standing Metal Art

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The Product:

This standing tree is made up of some classic favorite Christmas words! Pair it with some other Christmas decor on your mantle or let it stand alone. This will surely become one of your staple holiday pieces!

The Story:

The Steel Drum Art of Haiti has been famous for decades throughout the world. Metal from recycled steel drums is cut, flattened, and put into a fire to be made malleable. Then the artisan traces the pattern onto the flat piece, and with chisel and hammer in hand, starts the tapping that cuts away all that is not the image. These particular pieces are made in the village of Croix des Bouquet, which has come to be known as the capital of metal art in Haiti!

The Details:

-materials: upcycled steel

-100% local, recycled materials

-20” tall x 12" wide

-stands by itself



About the Partner & Their Impact:

Our Impact Partner, 2nd Story Goods understands how it feels to want to buy things that are good for the people who made them, the planet, and you. This is why they have been working on the ground with their artisans in Gonaives, Haiti for 10 years, creating recycled, handcrafted goods for a livable wage. Last year, their impact enabled over 108 children to stay in school, not because of hand-outs, but through the dignity of their parents’ work with 2nd Story Goods.

Empowerment Through Employment + Women Owned + Cultural Preservation

2nd Story Goods

Why do we partner with 2nd Story Goods?
2nd Story Goods was one of our first partners and one of our most popular. They believe in providing fair wages to the craftsmen and artisans who produce their beautiful goods. That's why 2nd Story Goods pays artisans on average 135% above minimum wage, upfront, for their work.
 
They also believe in embedding their company in the communities that produce their goods. That's why the Director of 2nd Story Goods, Kathy Brooks, lives full-time in Jubilee, Haiti. She works tirelessly to cultivate community with the local artisans with whom she works.
 
Check out their incredible goods below!