Last week I attended the pre-event hosted by Rebuild Globally & Macbeth Studio which is centered around bringing awareness about a wonderful cause started right in our own Orlando backyard. Yes my dears, it’s that time of year again!! Runway to Haiti is in less than 2 weeks. This year an amazing Orlando artist, Patrick Noze, who is also from Haiti painted a custom backdrop to use for the event and it will be at the actual runway show. If you are in the Orlando area, love fashion and a good cause, then please purchase a ticket and come out and join us for an event filled evening.
Rebuild was founded by Julie Colombino after a disastrous earthquake hit Haiti and she LISTENED when a woman told her all she wanted was a job. These people in Haiti wanted a way to provide for their families and feel good about themselves again, so Julie sold everything she had, moved to Haiti, and began teaching refugees a skill. From an idea she had seen in Malwai Africa, creating sandals from tire scraps, she and the people of Haiti were able to create sustainable employment. “The people we work with don’t just want to be handed money, they want to work for it and feel they are supporting their family on their own,” says Isabel Walker, Director of Impact Partnerships. (Source: Artborne Magazine & Laila Silva)
CEO and business woman Julie Colombino, has partnered Rebuild Globally with the United Nations to provide job training to the refugees of Haiti so they can learn the skills to eventually work at the Deux Mains shop in Port au Prince. The magic happens inside the Deux Mains workshop. This is where amazing artisans craft hand made sandals all with locally sourced materials. All the profits from these unique designs go directly back to these wonderful people, so you can see what you buy really matters. Rebuild Globally and Deux Mains Designs have created a footwear brand that every man, woman, and child can be proud to own.
RUNWAY TO HAITI: THE NIGHT FASHION MEETS IMPACT
This will be a night of beauty and impact at REBUILD globally’s annual fundraising event – Runway to Haiti: A Night of Impact & Ethical Fashion. This show will be featuring local celebrities and help to inspire the next season’s trends. There will be food, drinks, a runway show, and silent auction. This for people to come together to raise funds for life changing education and job training programs in Haiti.
If this is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, or you have never heard of Rebuild Globally & Deux Mains Designs before, but would like to be a part of such an impactful evening…then purchase a ticket below!