Minx Nails supports Haiti relief with designs by Haitian artist

Minx, Inc. and the brand's Australian distributor, Switchfunky, are supporting the Haiti earthquake relief effort, offering three new limited edition Minx designs showcasing artwork by Haitian resident, Carlo Valtrain.

The three new Minx designs feature components of “Small Birds in Foliage,” an original work by Valtrain, who has lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, all his life and has been personally affected by the earthquake.

A widower with seven children, finding food right now for his family is very difficult. Five of his children were attending school and it is certain that school will not recommence this year so that they will lose the chance to advance their studies. Valtrain also supports elderly parents in poor health and several in-laws. Valtrain’s sole source of income is his art.

Minx co-founder, Janice Jordan, commented: “We are hard pressed to find words to describe this tragedy, and we absolutely wanted to do something to help the people of Haiti. We decided to use Carlo’s paintings to create the special edition Minx because that gave us the added opportunity to showcase a very talented artist that the rest of the world has not had a chance to see.”

The Minx designs are available now to nail professionals through www.switchfunky.com. An amount of USD$6.00 (AUD$4.50) from the purchase price of each special edition Haitian Relief Minx will be donated directly to Food for the Poor (www.foodforthepoor.org), and an additional USD$2.00 (AUD$1.25) per set will be provided to the artist.

The special edition Haitian Relief Minx will only be available for sale until the end of March, 2010.

For more information about Carlo Valtrain and how to purchase his artwork, visit his website at www.haitianartonline.com.

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