Who We Are

classic one piece swimsuitsYanvalou Designs is a social enterprise founded in 2014 as a brand that shows the beauty of Haiti - its incredible art, its rich culture and history, and its amazing travel destinations.

Our beachwear collection, Yanvalou Beach, features original art licensed from emerging artists Ras Kimy and Pizaro, and Haitian master, Frantz Zephirin. We hope that their works, as adapted to beachwear, provide our customers with an opportunity to experience the indelible spirit of the Haitian people.

Our work in Haiti includes supporting women’s health and livelihood programs, arts programs, and working with key stakeholders in the fashion and apparel sector to develop supply chain opportunities. Yanvalou Designs currently works with the Ethical Fashion Initiative to develop and market hats made by rural Haitian artisans. The Ethical Fashion Initiative is a flagship program of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization.