Hand shaped and polished recycled aluminum bangles from Haiti.
m a k e r + s t o r y
Boss Jeff came to Haiti Design Co-op with the desire to start his own aluminum casting business in 2014. Sand-casted aluminum, known as "chodye" is traditionally used in Haiti to make large pots for cooking. Jeff learned the process from his father who had a chodye business, however when his father passed away he became responsible for the business. Haiti Design Co-Op began by giving Jeff new ideas of designs and products he could make with this process other than pots. From there he began making unique sand-casted jewelry pieces and tripled the amount of employees his business was supporting.