Ending Poverty One Step at a Time
In 2015, REBUILD globally launched deux mains designs, an ethical fashion brand and social impact factory in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
deux mains designs is an ethical fashion and footwear company manufacturing one-of-a-kind artisans collections in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Through the eclectic fusion of discarded car tires and genuine, locally sourced leathers, deux mains manufactures environmentally responsible sandals and accessories. deux mains is turning poverty into prosperity by fostering a dignified social business ecosystem committed to living wage employment and equity options for employees; while having a steadfast commitment to creating high-end, well made, authentic footwear and fashion products. deux mains’ unique product lines fight environmental degradation through the repurposing of waste tires and rubber. The products emulate Haitian culture, passion for environmental responsibility and dedication to the slow fashion movement. Inspired by its French translation, craftsmen and women of deux mains use their own “two hands” to sculpt sidewalls into soles with a pride that comes from not only making something valuable for others, but also making a meaningful life for themselves.
As the non-profit partner of deux mains designs, REBUILD globally provides training, leadership development and international sales support to serve as a pathway to profitability and development in Haiti. Hand in hand, we are empowering the world’s most marginalized to become self-sufficient, restoring dignity to families.