Deux Mains

Custom leather goods from Haiti

Deux Mains sustainably handcrafts custom leather goods to fight poverty and work toward a healthier planet. Headquartered in Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, Deux Mains's factory is 100% solar-powered and employee-owned. Each artisan earns a living wage, healthcare benefits, paid parental leave, and paid vacation.

Here, custom leather goods are produced in small batches using high-quality leather and upcycled materials like car tires and inner tubes.

Deux Mains also invests in education and job training through its nonprofit partner REBUILD globally.

REBUILD globally is a nonprofit organization aiming to end the cycle of poverty in Haiti through education and job training programs. By empowering people with dignified employment, this organization promotes prosperity for families and communities in the region.

Peace by Piece has partnered with REBUILD and Deux Mains for a number of reasons. First, we are happy to support societies in our hemisphere that have suffered incomprehensible damage from natural disasters and other circumstances out of individual control.

Second, by upcycling tires to produce its products, Deux Mains provides an environmentally viable solution to the disposal of rubber.

Most importantly, by purchasing custom leather goods, the direct effect on the lives of individual Haitians is extraordinary. Here’s a few things to know about the impact among participants:

  • 92% increase in food security
  • 53% average decrease in debt
  • 90 people transitioned into safe housing
  • 20+ local schools supported

“I don’t want any water, but I need a job.” These words inspired founder and CEO Julie Colombino to create REBUILD globally following the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Since its inception, REBUILD globally has impacted over 2,500 lives, taking back everything that natural disasters have stolen, despite all the odds.

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