Isn't that we all would like to do? Help change the world, one purchase at a time?
Novica, in association with National Geographic, is not only helping those of us shoppers who love the unique and the handcrafted but are directly helping those who design and craft these products from countries all over the world. Novica provides assistance to talented artisans who may not otherwise have access to a world market. There is also an Artisan Loan Program that allows these artists to expand their businesses.
Novica's 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.
Handcrafted items are plentiful . . .
Home Decor . . .
Jewelry . . .
Handbags . . .
Original Paintings . . .
Accessories and Clothing
I was offered an opportunity to see what Novica is all about and believe me, it was hard to choose just one item.
Sandeep's (aka 'Prince') family is in the business of making shawls. The most beautiful shawls with hand embroidery and made from the most luxurious wool. Mine came wrapped in a lovely bag, along with a personal note from the artisan. Novica's service was outstanding and considering that my shawl came all the way from India, the anticipation time was very short.
Novica is now on the short list for all of my holiday gift giving!
Novica Live is a new division recently launched because customers wanted to see products live and in person. Consultants have the opportunity to do just that with Novica's new party plan. Beautiful gifts and jewelry are showcased through home parties in an entertaining way, while supporting artisans worldwide. Check out how you can help 'change the world' here.
I'll even make searching for some very special items easier. Just click on the links below!
Now, let's make 2012 the year that we help and support each other, whether it is next door or the next country over!