Saturday, October 5, 2013

NOVICA celebrates new site with a #giveaway - WINNER CHOSEN

CONGRATULATIONS VERA K.! Check your email. Happy Shopping!


It’s one thing to love to shop, but there is something surreally pleasurable – at least for me – about purchasing an item from a company where the proceeds, or a portion, will support a good cause. And, in the case of NOVICA, a company that helps nurture and elevate global artisans and their craft.

I hadn’t heard of NOVICA until I received an email from Blog Newswire with information on who to contact to participate in this blogging opportunity, which was to spread the word about and celebrate NOVICA’s new site by hosting a giveaway. I also get a chance to do a little shopping as I received a $25 gift code to review an artisans handiwork and in exchange for the review. That does not, however, have any bearing on my opinions, which are always honest and not influenced by any sources. Take a gander at my complete disclosure policy.

NOVICA has kindly offered one of you – my readers – the chance to win a $25 gift code to their site. I’ve been browsing the site for two days and still haven’t ordered anything because it’s so difficult to decide. NOVICA operates on the mantra “spread happiness,” and they’re spreading it to their artisans and customers.

Artisans all around the world are given fair prices for their wares, do not have to worry about binding contracts and have complete freedom to build sustainable businesses from making a success of their craft. Their success makes for happy customers who have access to unique, handmade products that are a great value and that bring them joy knowing they’re helping to nurture and grow global artisans’ crafts.
Now let me show you how many beautiful items are available at NOVICA.com and you’ll see why I’m having such a hard time making a choice. However, I do think I’ve narrowed it down.

novica diamonds leather mirrorWith plenty of categories and subcategories it’s easy to browse the site. There are unique gifts like this Diamonds Leather Mirror, which is described on the site as “Centered with gilt, glowing diamonds of different sizes surround a handcrafted wall mirror. Manolo and Lucho work in tooled leather, bringing a modern vision to a traditional Andean craft form.” The artists for each item are featured with the product. This mirror was handcrafted by Manuel "Manolo" Morales Polar and Luis "Lucho" Donayre Ormeño.

A few of the other categories are men’s bracelets, Christmas ornaments, gifts for Mom and unique home décor – that’s just a few.
men's unique braided leather bracelet novica men's sterling silver chain bracelet
novica jewelry boxI really like the men's bracelets above. The one on the left is braided leather and the right is sterling silver chain bracelet. There are, of course, plenty of choices for gifts for mom. If someone wanted to give this mom – namely ME – a gift then a jewelry box and a purse are on my NOVICA to-buy list.

The purse is probably going to win because I love this one. It’s a handcrafted cotton shoulder bag called Akha Dreams and it was made by an artisan in Thailand.

novica handcrafted cotton sling bag
Now it’s time for you to decide what you want to buy when you win the $25 gift code from NOVICA.com.
Good luck.



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