Every now and then a company does something that I didn’t expect. In this post on Repeating Islands I found something encouraging and heartening. Macey’s, working with the non-profit group Fair Winds Trading, has found a way to help artists and craftspeople in Haiti. They placed an order for goods to be sold at Christmas, to be supplied by artists and craftspeople in Haiti. Then they took delivery of the articles produced, and paid those who produced them right away.
Simply by buying their goods and paying them up-front before the goods are sold Macey’s have done something very important for the Haitians whose work they have bought. They have acknowledged the quality of those people’s work and the dignity of their lives as well as giving them a way to earn money now to meet their own needs. This is a kind of help that benefits everyone involved.
You can read more about it on Repeating Islands:
Thank you, Macey’s and Fair Winds Trading.