Papillon is a fairtrade certified company working directly with artisans in Haiti in order to improve the lives of families in Haiti. The company was founded by Shelley Jean, a social entrepreneur who is dedicated to working on behalf of those in poverty and need in Haiti through sustainable job creation.
Papillon was born out of the heart to provide a solution to the orphan crisis. As a fair-trade certified business, Papillon Marketplace became a beacon of hope for mothers and fathers who would otherwise have to abandon their children to orphanages or worse because they can’t afford to keep them. Through Papillon, more people in Haiti are able to support their families by creating beautifully handcrafted Hatian artisan goods ranging from handmade jewelry, pottery like mugs and vases, totes, tees, decor, and one-of-a-kind gift and novelty artisanal items.
The work Shelley has been doing through Papillon garnered international support. The Haitian artisan goods have already been featured on The Gap, Oprah, and in Vogue Magazine. Designers like Donna Karan and Stella Jean have also expressed admiration and praise for the craftsmanship of the artisans at Papillon. How the power of word-of-mouth advertising contributed to Papillon’s continuous success is undeniable. The compassionate entrepreneurial vision of the company was widely supported around the world. For Papillon’s social enterprise to thrive and grow even more, they expanded their borders through Google Ads. This is where we come in to do the work.