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I had a chance to sit down with the creator of HAITIAN ROCK memorabilia Ronald Timmer about the history of HAITIANS ROCK and the events that inspired him to come up with that concept. 



How did you come up with the idea “Haitians Rock”?

The idea of Haitians Rock came about after the Earthquake of 2010 in Haiti. When I went to visit Haiti with my son after the earthquake, I was amazed at the positive attitude and passion Haitians still had after such tragedy. They still had the spirit to live and enjoy life with great pride of being Haitians.


What is the goal of the “Haitians Rock” logo?  

The goal of the logo is to allow the brand to represent Haitians: their culture and pride through merchandise such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats etc. that everyone wants to wear, or in other words, that people want to “rock” ergo the phrase “Haitians Rock”. 


Are you going to expand on your goals? 

Yes, I have plans to expand on my goals as well as branch out.


What impact do you think you have made with your merchandise? 

The fact that a lot of us who grew up here don’t know the impact of Haitians’ history throughout the world, or our influence as a powerful people is changing.  Those who happened to grow up here sometimes denied the fact that they were Haitians and not knowing their history is totally wrong.  Haitians Rock is trying to bring back the fact that back in the days and still now we are a force to be reckoned with.


Are you satisfied with the support you have gotten so far from the Haitian community?

Yes, I’m satisfied with the response of the Haitian community and I can’t wait for its reaction to other projects and merchandise that I’m working on and coming out with in the future.


I have seen many celebrities wearing your products, including Garcelle Beauvais, how do you get celebrities to wear your products?

To me everyone who wears my products is a celebrity in his/her own right.  We as Haitians have such a wide range of celebrities among our ranks.

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