Why deux mains?
Why deux mains
As a disaster relief responder, founder Julie Colombino first visited Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Feeling lost amidst the devastation, she prayed and cried out for help. The only word she remembers hearing was “Listen.” And so she did. Not long after did a woman tell Julie, “I don’t want any water, but I need a job.” So, doing what any reasonable person would do, Julie sold everything she had, and moved to Haiti, where she set out on a mission to do just that - create business driven solutions for survivors. Having previously seen scrap tires used to create sandals in Malawi Africa, an idea took root. Haiti has refuse tires to spare - why not make sandals? The concept of deux mains was born.