Kenneth Cole Pimping Haiti
9 November 2014
Kenneth Cole recently “opened a boutique in Haiti that the designer says will bring commercial and humanitarian benefits to the poverty-stricken Caribbean country.”
Designer stores pander to the moneyed, and exert tremendous pressure on those without to be fashionable. The last thing Haiti needs is a Kenneth Cole store.
Haitians would be better served if Kenneth Cole had opened a factory in Haiti to produce some of his goods. Haiti needs industry, not predatory business and overpriced goods— to further distress the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.