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Paula | Coles, Haiti – fashion that cares | Magnifeco | eco-fashion, sustainable living, ethical st

Paula | Coles, Haiti – fashion that cares | Magnifeco | eco-fashion, sustainable living, ethical st

Each Paula | Coles, Haiti product is a promise . Coles grew up in France, Haiti and Algeria and upon completion of her studies in Paris, settled back in Haiti where she and her husband have a tee-shirt manufacturing company in Port au Prince. After an earthquake in 2002, Coles begin helping a small orphanage endowed with a school headed by an elderly nun. The school was destroyed by the earthquake, and Coles came to realize that she needed to seriously increase her help to the institution. When Coles noticed that entire truckloads of the jersey fabric scraps used in the tee-shirt fabrication process were being thrown out every single day, she recognized an opportunity. Led by the creativity and genius of Haitian people who, in spite of their limited resources, manage to produce magnificent objects with all types of refuse materials, she designed a bag made entirely of the ...

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