Aid to Artisans, Art-X Kashmir 2022

Aid to Artisans creates economic opportunities for artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.

Aviva guided the artisans of the Zadibal Papier-Mâché Cluster through creating a modern collection of home decor - with unique shapes, color choices for the international market, and techniques for finishing the items - to be launched at the NY NOW trade show in February 2022.

Year: 2022

Material: Papier-Mâché

Prosperity Catalyst, Haiti 2020

Prosperity Catalyst provide women-led artisan businesses with the support they need to be successful and sustainable, such as rigorous business training, an investment of materials and equipment to be used for business operations and growth, and the expertise of international designers to elevate the construction and design of products.

Aviva Maya served as a product design and development for their SS 2021 home decor collection, a new line of home goods that have a modern sensibilities and market appeal and still preserve the Haitian art in spirit.

Fanm Limye (Haitian Creole for "Illuminated Women") Collection was launched in Haiti in 2012 to promote the economic empowerment of vulnerable Haitian women. It has grown into a network of small businesses, to produce products for your home.

Year: 2020

Materials: Recycled oil barrels

Artisan Business Network, Haiti 2016

The Artisan Business Network is a Haiti-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote local artisans toward global retail distribution. 

Aviva Maya served as a product design and product development for their SS 2015, AW 2015 and AW 2016 home accessories and gifts collection.

The challenge was to design and develop a new line of home goods that have a modern sensibilities and market appeal and still preserve the Haitian art in spirit.

Year: 2016

Materials: Soap Stone, Recycled oil barrels, Papier-Mâché

Artisan Business Network, Haiti 2014

The Artisan Business Network is a Haiti-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote local artisans toward global retail distribution.

Year: 2014

Material: Recycled oil barrels