The name, Cité Soleil, is derived from the neighborhood, Cité Soleil, meaning Sun City, which is an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune located in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti.
The Cité Soleil logo is the same bird once featured on the Kingdom of Haiti flag used from 1811-1820. To pay homage to the homeland, Cité Soleil partnered with Project 4 Haiti to donate 10 percent of each sale to their trusted non-profit Haitian organization. These donations help improve the economy and the education system of Haiti.
Cité Soleil’s 1.0 Collection consists of a black cotton t-shirt with 11 oz. Japanese denim bird logo on the front and an embroidery bird logo on the left sleeve, a basic exposed seam grey cotton t-shirt with an embroidered bird logo on the left sleeve, grey tube socks made of cotton with an embroidered bird logo, a black pull-over hoodie with a Polaroid graphic of 11 oz. Japanese denim and Japanese denim stitched on the side down the sleeves, and black sweatpants with 11 oz. Japanese denim permanent cuffs at the bottom legs and stitched down on the side of both legs.
These looks are now available for purchase online: hausofcitesoleil.com