HW Pick: Macy’s Commemorates Rwanda Path To Peace

October 19, 2015

Rwanda at Macys_Cristina 1Macy’s is celebrating 10 years of its Rwanda Path to Peace initiative, offering customers special commemorative red and white basket designs to honor the decade-long partnership.

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Originally launched in fall 2005, the program affords an opportunity to create economic sustainability and stability for the women weavers of Rwanda impacted by the country’s civil war and genocide, and is now the longest-lasting program of its kind. Join Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Willa Shalit, co-founder of the program; and Rwandan weaver Janet Nkubana as they share remarks highlighting the anniversary’s significance.

african baskets in harlemMacy’s will commemorate the anniversary with a special in-store customer celebration featuring live musical performances, traditional Rwandan food and a ceremony honoring those who made this project possible.

Customers can shop the latest baskets that evening, and with any Path to Peace basket purchase, they’ll receive a special gift created by the weavers of Rwanda (while supplies last).

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Macy’s Rwanda Path to Peace program brings the age-old art of Rwandan basket weaving to customers in the United States, with product available in select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. The vibrant colorful baskets range from a classic 9-inch fruit bowl to a 16-inch large statement piece, with retail prices ranging from $30 to $60.

For more info, visit Macys.com/Rwanda.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6 PM

Macy’s Herald Square, 6th Floor, Home Department, Broadway Side Entrance

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