I'm pleased and excited to introduce NOVICA, a fair trade artisan website that works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a global platform to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market.
At the heart of NOVICA's mission is the desire to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet can allow. NOVICA offers thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts and home decor items on its website such as trade fair coporate gifts and green gifts (sustainable, natural, recycled and reclaimed).
Novica artisans worldwide have contributed hundreds of stunning eco-friendly and nature-inspired gifts, decor and jewelry. You can watch inspiring videos of the artisans here.
Blown glass tumbler and pitcher from Javier and Efrén's workshop
NOVICA also recently launched NOVICA Live. It provides a unique cultural shopping experience where you can travel the world through entertaining home shows and see multimedia presentations of artisans creating the very items you will hold in your hands.
To help artisans grow and flourish, NOVICA also launched the NOVICA microfinance website where customers can purchase products and lend money directly to artisans.
Silk batik scarf, 'Awakening' from Yuni Kristina (Bali and Java)
Natural orchid gold plated stickpin, 'Orchid Fantasy' from Danai (Thailand)
NOVICA is giving away a generous $75 gift certificate to one lucky reader! Join the giveaway for the chance to experience a fair trade, artisan inspired shopping spree.
How to join:
1. Visit the the fair trade corporate gifts and eco friendly gifts section of the site. Come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item(s).
2. Readers who follow NOVICA on Twitter and Facebook will receive additional entries. Likewise, readers who blog or share this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter will also receive additional points. Please leave your links in a separate comment.
3. Please include your email in your comments or in your blog profile so there will be a way of contacting you in case you win. A new winner will be picked in case you win and there is no way of contacting you.
4. This giveaway offer is open to all readers worldwide. Please check your country in the list that NOVICA ships to.Please keep in mind that some countries may charge the winner an import tax and the tax may vary on every country. The import tax (if it applies) is the responsibility of the winner.
5. The giveaway is open until midnight of
Thank you NOVICA!
Update: Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced shortly.