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Diameter, width, thickness – nothing is left to chance as Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Suassuna trains Haitian artisans how to shape cow horns into fashionable bracelets.Its goal is to form a link between marginalized African and Haitian artisans – most of them women – and the fashion industry, while respecting the environment and workers' rights.Jean is also hoping to help out her mother's homeland, which she said was put on the global radar as a result of the devastating 2010 earthquake.Like Cipriani, she is a bit fed up with the fashion industry in general.The 2013 collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers sent a jolt through the fashion industry.Back in the workshop in Port-au-Prince, Andre Paul Lafrond – who has worked with cow horn for decades – said he was excited about the potential markets foreign designers were opening up to Haitians.
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