Ever wonder what happens to your husbands dress shirts that you gave to Goodwill? Chances are it was shipped to Haiti to be sold there. The selling of our donated clothing in Ghana alone is an 80 million dollar a year industry! This apron was made from button down shirts gathered from these markets. It is sewn by a women's cooperative in the plateau of Haiti - a very rural village where the production of Liz Alig clothing provides a much needed source of income for families that have little opportunities in this remote part of Haiti.
Each apron is made with assorted plaid and striped dress shirt fabric, and features front ruffles, waist and neck ties, a gathered skirt, ruffled hem and side pocket. Because it is made from recycled materials each apron is 100% unique.
This apron was made in partnership with New York clothing designer Liz Alig, from button down shirts gathered from donated clothing. It is sewn by a women's cooperative in the plateau of Haiti - a very rural village where the production of Liz Alig clothing provides a much needed source of income for families that have little opportunities. Liz Alig partners like-minded organizations around the world that pay fair wages and give back to their communities. This empowers women to go back to school, start their own businesses, and provide for their families. These things are unheard of for women who previously lived on less than a dollar a day.