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Steward Expansion Haiti


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Martha Stewart and Macy's top executive are visiting Haiti looking for ways to expand the U.S. market for Haitian handcrafts.

Stewart and Macy's chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren say they want to sell the handmade work of more Haitian artisans in the retailer's stores.

Macy's stores and its online operation began selling Haiti-made vases, salad bowls and paintings last Christmas season in a project financed by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

The project now employs 450 Haitian artisans and is aimed at building craft communities so Haitians are not entirely dependent on aid from overseas.

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