WASHINGTON, DC- December 17, 2017, with the holiday season in full swing, the Embassy of Haiti in Washington DC opened its doors to invite the community to “Holidays at The Pearl” pop-up shop. The event co-hosted by fashion brand Bien Abyé, is the second pop-up this year. After the success of the first event this past May, both the Embassy of Haiti and Bien Abyé chose to collaborate again to highlight Haitian inspired/Haitian made products while giving guests the opportunity to shop fine items during the gift-giving season.
“The Bien Abyé brand is all about promoting Creole excellence to a broader market,” expressed fashion designer, Dayanne Danier. “These pop-ups are a great way to give the public a unique shopping experience at the same time as exposing a number of fabulous products made by Haitian entrepreneurs”.
“Holidays at The Pearl” featured fashion accessories, home goods, artisanal goods, and gourmet food products by Haitian entrepreneurs and artists who have diverse backgrounds and share the commonality of having their merchandise inspired by Haiti, the Pearl of the Antilles.
The event included products by Kapha Group by Stephanie Cave, Atelier Calla by Christelle Paul, Deux Noirs by Eddy Albertini, Ida J. & Co by Idanoise Joseph, and Bien Abyé by Dayanne Danier.
“One of the best gifts for entrepreneurs and artists is to grow and thrive. Here at the Haitian Embassy, we want to assist Haitian businesses in doing this by creating an environment where they can showcase their products. We were excited to host a new group of Haitian entrepreneurs to offer the DC metropolitan community a memorable Haitian holiday shopping experience” said Ambassador Paul Altidor.
Guests were greeted by the sounds of Haitian holiday music and sipped on rum punch as they sampled gourmet products from Ida J. & Co. While making their way through the chancery, displays by Deux Noirs, Kapha Group, Atelier Calla, and Bien Abyé gave examples of how the merchandise was the perfect gifts.