Thursday, May 19, 2011
Novica Review- Fair Trade
Novica is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market.
i have always been drawn to unique artwork and clothing from other countries. However, once i became aware that many times artists are not paid a fair wage for the product i became hesitant to buy many imports.
Novica provides fair trade products made by artisans around the globe. They want you to know who you're buying from, to feel an attachment to the product, and to the hands that created it. One of my favorite features on the Novica site is that there is an artist story at the bottom of every product. So, you can see the artists who are actually making the items. When you purchase an item from Novica, an artisan card is included with each item.
i really enjoyed browsing the Unique Gifts section. Novica has put together a versatile collection of hand-crafted treasures from artists around the world ranging from silver jewelry for him and her to Eco-Friendly gifts. The Eco friendly selection includes items that are sustainable and natural as well as items made from recycled or reclaimed materials.
Novica also has an extensive jewelry collection, featuring beautiful handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry, precious gemstone necklaces, and earrings.
Don't know what to give a special someone? The Unique Gift section has gift ideas for everyone; Anniversary gifts, Corporate gifts, Gifts for Animal lovers, and more. You can shop buy price range, by region, by category, and by individual artist. Their original and unique gift ideas will make it easy to find the perfect gift!
Another interesting feature on the Novica site is the Novica Live. NOVICA Live is bringing handcrafted items into homes across the nation, creating a unique, interactive shopping experience through fun, lively home parties. For those of you who enjoy sharing handcrafted fair trade products with your friends you can sign up to host a Novica party and help spread the word, and benefit the lives of many more artisans.
i really love what Novica has created. It is a wonderful online marketplace that bridges the gap and brings all of these unique artisan treasures together in one place for an easy shopping experience. You can feel good about your purchases, and feel connected with the artists whom your purchase is helping.
You can connect with Novica on Facebook, and also on Twitter. You can also visit the Keeper of the Arts section to watch videos of the individual artists.
Novica provided me with a gift card to review their store, but these opinions are 100% mine. i really feel like this is a great store that showcases the talents of these wonderful artists and provides a place to purchase fair trade, high quality items.