Friday, April 30, 2010
NOVICA fair trade jewelry for Mother's Day
Mother's Day is right around the corner and what better thing to give to your mom than something that benefits other women too? NOVICA, working in tandem with National Geographic, provides a platform for international artisans and offers a huge variety of handmade jewelry perfect for Mother's Day. Novica incorporates fair trade wages as well as 0% interest loan options for artists to get a good start. This in turn builds stronger communities and livelihoods for talented artists as well as unique and wonderful jewelry for those grateful to have access to such pieces.
Novica is offering a 10% discount on select Mother's Day gifts. Check out this gorgeous Chrysocolla bracelet from Peru. I was so thrilled to find this as I had lost a chrysocolla necklace I bought at a street market in beautiful Cuzco. Chrysocolla is not something you see every day and this bracelet is even prettier than the piece I had.
As you are shopping, you can read a bio on the artist who created each piece, which makes the experience more personal. When the item arrives, it is gift wrapped and in a velvet bag (they may not all be that way, check the description to be sure).
If you are looking for something different for mom and like the idea of supporting a good cause, check out Novica for a special Mother's Day gift. The site also offers other hand made products such as artwork and clothing. Find them HERE.