|Written by: nicole (view bio)||Friday, 10 May 2013|
Urban Zen and Nomad Two Worlds continue to support the artisans of Haiti through the Discover Haiti exhibition, which was first launched at the Urban ZenCenter in New York City. The center was transformed into a gallery and temporary showroom for a collection of art, accessories, clothing, and home furnishings designed and produced in Haiti. The exhibition also featured David Belle’s video“Naturally Haiti,” a behind-the-scenes look at how the collections were designed as well as gorgeous footage of Haiti and its people.
To see the full exhibition in Miami, open through July 1, 2013, please visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center.Read More...
|Written by: Urban Zen (view bio)||Friday, 10 May 2013|
This week, our Founder Donna Karan is off to Haiti. Among many exciting events and happenings, Donna will be participating in the Annual Women, Creation and Production Trade show, which is organized by “Voix Essencielle” -Femmes en Democratie, a Haitian nonprofit organization. This international trade show promotes Haiti’s creativity by offering a platform for Haitian women entrepreneurs and artisans to showcase their talents and stunning artistry. The experience brings together a community inspired by innovative, handmade, fair trade products.
With Mother’s Day on all of our hearts and minds this weekend, we wanted to take a moment to especially honor these soulful, creative women of Haiti and their entrepreneurial ventures – a truly symbolic way to celebrate women, mothers and the rebirth of Haiti.Read More...
|Written by: Urban Zen (view bio)||Monday, 29 April 2013|
Friends of Urban Zen,
We are pleased to share that Urban Zen has collaborated with eBay and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to launch Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts. Nearly 150 designers have put their personal touch on locally-crafted Haitian papier mâché hearts that were generously donated by DKNY.
From April 22- May 2, each personalized designer heart will be auctioned off exclusively on eBay, the world ’s largest marketplace and cause commerce leader. The net proceeds of Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts will be used to support the Urban Zen Foundation’s efforts with Haitian artisans – promoting economic development through job creation and vocational education, helping raise awareness and highlighting the creativity of the artisans of Haiti.
In the words of Urban Zen founder, Donna Karan, “You hold the heart of Haiti in your hands.”Read More...
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