Magic of Their Hands
The Most Important Element of Bien Abyé Is Our Maker
Fair Trade and Stitched with Love
The Hands That Create Bien Abyé are...
- Are predominately Haitian women artisans.
- Are highly trained annually.
- Are setting the standard for commodity trade in their community.
- Are inspiring our brand's mission to strive for Creole excellence.
- Are passing their skills and knowledge to the next generation.
- Are working in small community ateliers.
- Are changing the world's vision of Haiti with the Magic of Their Hands.
Bien Abyé’s founder and creator, Dayanne Danier is a proud Haitian-American who recognized her unique position and opportunity to give back to her roots. By employing local Haitian artisans, she is able to sell high-quality merchandise while sharing the rich culture of her people, all while supporting the Haitian economy. Not only does she donate a portion of proceeds to Haitian communities, but by employing Haitian artisans, she helps the team of women continually support their local economy and community — the epitome of a win-win.
What Handcrafted Really Means“Artisanal” and “handcraft” are hot marketing buzzwords in the clothing and fashion industry, but what does it really mean? For most large brands, it simply means that at least one portion of a garment was made by hand, which leads to a higher price tag and perceived value.
Fashion With a PurposeAt Bien Abyé, however, handcrafted refers to the local Haitian artisans who create our pieces, one at a time, with their crafts — sewing, beading, embroidery, and more. The Bien Abyé boutique features smaller quantities of limited-edition products because there is no assembly line. Our quality lies in true craftsmanship and can be seen in the construction, detailing, and traditional craftsmanship of the hands that made each product individually.
Metier couture (sewing culture) allows Haitian artisans to teach their daughters and granddaughters a timeless art — more than creating magic, it nurtures future generations.
Reasons We Stay Handmade (and Why You Should Too!)
With the rise in mass production and outsourcing manufacturing to the cheapest laborers, more of humanity is being exploited, and the result is low-quality products created in unsafe factories. True luxury is created by artisans who genuinely enjoy their craft and are afforded the time and space to be creative and honor their traditions. It’s better ethics, better values, and leads to better products.
A few more reasons to purchase handmade goods include: