HaitiHoopsBoutique

Hand embroidered hoops (and other great stuff!) on Etsy

Lexington, Kentucky · 260 Sales

HaitiHoopsBoutique

Hand embroidered hoops (and other great stuff!) on Etsy

Lexington, Kentucky 260 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(36)

Shop owner

Neile

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 31, 2018

Hello! My shop is closed for a little vacation, but I’ll be back open June 22nd. Thanks for stopping by!

Neile

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Neile

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About

You're not just buying something pretty ... YOU'RE CHANGING LIVES. It's a win-win!

I'm no Martha Stewart, but I've always enjoyed the creative process, whether that's making pretty things, or making things look pretty.

In 2012 I travelled to Port de Paix, Haiti for the very first time, and I knew after that initial visit that I'd never really be the same. My family and I have been blessed in countless ways. Since that first visit to Haiti, we have looked for opportunities to help improve the lives of the wonderful people who live there -- people we have come to love. Our friends.

I began this little business for that very reason. I found that designing and stitching embroidery hoops is a wonderful way to relax and use the creative side of my brain. It also brings me great joy to create something that others like as well. But the most rewarding part for me? My hoop sales benefit my Haitian friends.

I've also recently teamed up with Haitian women who have been given the opportunity to leave their life of working and living in a Haitian brothel. Through this partnership, these ladies now make paper bead items, cereal box garlands, and blue jean whales, which I offer for sale in this little space. The ladies not only earn a great wage, but your purchase enables them to have a new life, supporting their families in a happier, healthier way outside of the brothel. YAY FOR THAT!

Thanks for being a part of this endeavor,
Neile
HaitiHoopsBoutique
P.S. If you enjoy giggling girls singing, check out my shop video above ^ taken on a recent trip to Haiti :)

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Shop members

  • Neile

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I'm Neile... just a gal with a deep love for Haiti. I like stitching fun embroidery hoops + I like sharing items made by my Haitian friends. They used to work in a brothel, but now they make awesome things instead. I'm so glad you landed here!

Production partners

  • Darline

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Guerda

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Lourdie

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Marie

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Mirlanda

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Miskarline

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

  • Solange

    Port-de-Paix, Haiti

    I've employed 7 women who have been working in a Haitian brothel- a difficult life to say the least, with low pay. Earning a really good, livable wage creating paper bead products from recycled magazines has provided an opportunity for them to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 24, 2017
Thank you for stopping by Haiti Hoops Boutique!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you have any questions about my items, please ask before you purchase.

And if something isn't right when your item arrives, please contact me! I want you to be happy with your purchase and will do my best to that end.
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
*Shipping to US addresses only. In another country? Please inquire and I'll see what I can do!

HaitiHoopsBoutique ships within the US. Your hoop or paper bead item will be on its way to you within 1-2 business days ... I'm usually pretty prompt :)

All items will be carefully packaged and sent via USPS with a delivery confirmation which I will provide for you.

Please verify that your address is correct before purchasing. Once an item has shipped, I am not responsible for its delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
Need a custom hoop? I would love to make something special for you! Contact me and I'll see what we can do: heyneile [!at] aol.com