Ornaments from Haiti: Leather Star

by: 2nd Story Goods

Category: Ornaments


Hope Hanging on the Tree

If you're familiar with our Haiti partnerships, then you know about Benson the leather worker from Jubilee, Haiti. With the help of shoppers like you, Benson was able to start a small leather working guild, which has since grown to produce hundreds of products per year. These ornaments are made from the scraps of Benson's other works. The team in Haiti are committed to a no-waste production environment. These sturdy little stars are the fruits of that effort. Pick up your fair trade leather star ornament today! 



The Story Behind the Product

Artist Benson Thermidor lives in Jubilee, a village just outside of Gonaives, Haiti. He was binding songbooks, Bibles, and texts for friends when 2nd Story Goods, a local non-profit asked him to teach his skills to others in the village who needed work. Through this partnership, Benson's business has grown to include 25 other men and women and a full-sized workshop. 



Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Dimensions: 5"x5"
  • Made from locally-sourced leather
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Haiti
  • Created by artisans via 2nd Story Goods
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days


Fair Trade Product Features

An ornament packed with meaning.

Made from locally-sourced material.

Creates jobs in Haiti, for people from extreme poverty situations.

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.






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