Meet-the-Maker • DeBrosse

 

We're so thrilled to be sharing the story of Teresa Carter today, and her beloved shop, DeBrosse. DeBrosse is shop in NYC, creating knitwear (and patterns!) for men, women and children, and most importantly, a shop that benefits Haitian orphans. Get to know her story and the heart behind her business below, and then head over and shop for some gifts. The best gifts are those that give back, and we're so excited to support Teresa this holiday season! 


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The Story of DeBrosse

I first learned to crochet so that I could make blankets for boys and girls growing up in the orphanages of Haiti. One of my first blankets went to a bright-eyed 4 year old boy named DeBrosse. He is as mischievous as he is lovable, and his story forever changed the way I see the world.

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I opened this shop in his name, setting aside 15% of all sales to help fund our two partner orphanages. Your money works to do things like sponsor a child through a year of school, ensure a newborn has access to nutritional formula, and provide a young reader a book in his native language.

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As of August 2016, I took a more proactive approach to orphan care, and invested in their mothers. The lack of job opportunity forces many Haitian women to leave their children as orphans, as is the case with little DeBrosse and his mother Kathia. You can read about that adventure here: http://sampur.se/2bR7l0J

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With great joy, I am excited to announce that your purchase now also provides a job, stability, and dignity to Kathia, who has been wildly underestimated for far too long.

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