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Date Established 01/2010
Founder Julie Colombino - Billingham
Headquarters Lake Worth Beach, FL
Industries
Fashion
Website https://deuxmains.com
Press Contact Julie Billingham
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Products

Criss Cross Sandal
Criss Cross Sandal $65.00
All Day Tote
All Day Tote $450.00
Ideal Cross Body
Ideal Cross Body $225.00
18k Gold Lariat
18k Gold Lariat $125.00

About

Led by distinctive craft and design ideals, we at Deux Mains are taking fashion forwards by offering truly meaningful choice. When you choose Deux Mains, you choose a liveable wage, health insurance and access to education for Haitian people. You choose a solar-powered, women-owned factory. You choose found or made materials, traditional craft methods and a circularity mindset. You choose fashion that’s designed to do good.

Your involvement matters. This is not a solo pursuit.

Founding Story

Deux Mains was born more than a decade ago when disaster responder, Julie Colombino-Billingham deployed to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the January 10, 2010 earthquake. So deeply moved by the strength and character of the Haitian people, she decided to blend their determination with her passion to create lasting change -and the the fashion brand, Deux Mains was born. First, they designed sandals from tires, then they made Haiti their muse, ensuring everything crafted and made would have fairness stitched in.

Deux Mains proudly finds inspiration from Haiti's vibrant history, culture and creative flair to create a new future for fashion.

Team Bios

Passionate about contributing to the influence of fashion in the realm of social justice, Julie Colombino-Billingham spearheaded a business that makes free-thinking fashion for a fairer world. Located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she first designed sandals from tires, then she made Haiti their muse, ensuring everything crafted by Deux Mains would have fairness stitched in.

Under Colombino-Billingham’s leadership, the past 12 years has been a dramatic evolution rooted in the beauty and extremities of Haiti. Just a few of the partnerships she initiated to change the state of fashion and manufacturing in the developing world have include: the United Nations, Kenneth Cole, Eileen Fisher, and USAID.

Julie is the recipient of the Southern Living Beauty Awards for her work as a female entrepreneur. She was a finalist in the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Haiti. She is the 2016 Martin Bell Scholar, and recently received her MBA from Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Julie's book, From Death to Dollars, will be available in 2022. It is based on her real-life encounters post-earthquake and documents the growth of the Deux Mains from Haiti's vibrant history, culture and creative flair to create a new future for fashion.

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