This Entrepreneur Created a Travel Bag That Pays Homage to Our Ancestors

Making travel and Haiti her business over the past 10-years Guerline T. Emmanuel understands the need for utility in a travel bag. When she could not find one that suited her needs she created one. After 5 years of research and multiple prototypes, THE LIBERATORS travel bag is available for sale on November 18th, on the anniversary of the Battle of Vertières. Significant, as it is the battle that won Haiti it’s Independence.

When asked how it feels to see the bag come to life she says “I am grateful, humbled, and empowered. This is more than a product it is a piece of history.”

The details, the bag is available in medium and large, and retails for $100 – $120. The bag is available for pre-order now at $60-$80 respectively. Available to purchase at

Large Width: 20” Depth 10” Height: 15” Handle Drop Length 11”
Medium Width: 18” Depth 10” Height: 13” Handle Drop Length 11”

Features easy reach laptop, purse, wallet and passport compartments
Features a bottom zipper pocket for separate shoes, toiletries, or dirty clothes compartment.

Pass Through-Sleeve
The zip trolley sleeve allows you to slide THE LIBERATORS over suitcase handles for easy travel.

Shoulder Strap
Removable and adjustable shoulder strap features padding for extra comfort while carrying.

Additional Features
Easy storage, key ring, and inside zip pockets.

Official Launch November 18th, 2019. Available for pre-order now.

THE LIBERATORS was inspired by the Spirits of Great Haitian Liberators for the Modern Day Women Trailblazers. Emmanuel wants to celebrate these women and ensure their names are known amongst the men.
Featured Female Liberators Include:

Anacaona – Kasikess (Queen) of the Taíno the original habitants of the island born into the royal court kingdom of Hayti*. She lead and organized numerous battles against the Spanish invaders.

Agbaraya Tòya – General in the then King army of Dahomey captured to Saint-Domingue(Hispaniola) and teacher of Yoruba language, art and science of war of the first leader of independent Hayti* Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

Cécile Fatiman – Master communicator who formed codified networks all over the island of Saint-Domingue. Instrumental in organizing and executing the famous ceremony of Bois Caïman to galvanize the only successful revolt of African captives in the world.

Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière – A maroon, spy, warrior, whose bravery at one of the greatest battles was a turning point in Hayti’s independence and became the Head of Imperial Spy and Security Office.

To learn more about the amazing women featured on THE LIBERATORS travel bag pick up a copy of the new book SHEROES of the Haitian Revolution written by Bayyinah Bello Illustrated by Kervin Andre www. and published by Thorobred Books

About BVstylez,
Founded in 2018, BVstylez is the lifestyle brand of Belle Vue Tours inspired by the historical characters and events of Haitian history.

Learn more at Follow @bvstylez on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter


About Belle Vue Tours,
Founded in 2009, Belle Vue Tours is a historical and cultural outbound tour company to Haiti providing a once in a lifetime all-inclusive experience providing travelers an opportunity to experience the rich history and culture of Haiti. They work with other small businesses on the ground to assure your travel experience is authentic, rewarding as well as impactful, and life changing.

To date, Belle Vue Tours has taken over 30 trips to Haiti bringing hundreds of tourists, some of Haitian descent and some just travel wanderlusts.

Learn more at Follow @bellevuetours on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Hayti* Original 1st spelling of the country of Haiti.


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Edgina Desormeau
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  • Josephine Jackson SAYS:

    10/01/2020 at 5:15 pmEdit

    I need one of these bags my sisters got theirs now I need mines

  • Clever Mckay SAYS:

    09/11/2020 at 10:47 amEdit

    How can I order a bags

  • Marie Francois SAYS:

    06/10/2020 at 10:52 pmEdit

    Beautiful bags, superb!


    02/26/2020 at 12:49 pmEdit

    So beautiful and powerful, where can I get one?

  • Danielle Jeanty Curry SAYS:

    02/22/2020 at 8:35 pmEdit

    I hope you create a computer backpack soon!!!

  • Ms. D. Boone SAYS:

    01/08/2020 at 7:31 pmEdit

    I really like this bag but 28 days seems like a long time to receive the product!

  • Pollyanna Barnes SAYS:

    11/13/2019 at 4:14 pmEdit

    Thank you for creating such a great bag in many ways! I wish the bag had wheels though! I travel a lot and mostly use my carry-on luggage. This is a carry-on size bag. It will be very inconvenient for me as I run down the halls trying to catch planes. So I suggest that adding wheels to the bag would make it more appealing and marketable. However, my sense of patriotism is stronger than my comfort, which is why I will purchase this bag.


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