Recently, I was approached by Novica with a request to visit their website and review an item of my choosing! Now, I had not heard of them before, and am choosy about things like this, but I was very impressed with their website, their mission, and their offerings! Novica works in association with National Geographic to offer handcrafted items from artisans around the world~ the Andes, Bali and Java, Brazil, Central America, India, Mexico, Thailand, and West Africa.
They also offer microfinance ~ zero percent loans to artisans to help them build a supporting business!
From their mission statement~
We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
They feature beautiful items from artisans around the world~ unique gifts , home decor, clothing, jewelry, green gifts ...look at some of these wonderful items...
The scarf is lovely, soft, and versatile, and beautifully made...and I love knowing where it came from!
Novica has recently begun offering Fair Trade Corporate Gifts for organizations to offer as client gifts, awards, sales incentives, etc, so if you are looking for a socially conscious special gift for your company or group, be sure to check them out!
They have also generously offered a $50 gift certificate towards one of my follower's purchases!
This is for followers... so if you aren't one already, please become one~ then visit the Novica Website and tell me in a comment what you might put the gift certificate towards! Make sure your email is enabled so I have a way to reach you, too! The giveaway ends Thursday, March 3rd, 10 PM CST. I hope you will enjoy visiting and shopping their inspirational website as much as I did!
Until next time...