I was contacted a few weeks ago by Novica, a wonderful Fair Trade company that supports and brings together artisans from all around the world...and provides them with a place where they can showcase their beautiful products and works of art! (Novica works alongside National Geographic)
They were so kind as to offer me a gift card, for the purpose of increasing awareness of their beautiful products :)
And let me tell you....it was NOT easy to choose which item to order! I had no idea they had so much to offer......seriously......they sell everything from rugs, furniture, and cushions ...to dresses, ponchos and jewelry...even a great selection of corporate gifts.
And the best part.....each and every single item is made by a talented artisan from countries like Peru, Bali and West Africa.
So....now you're wondering what *did* I end up ordering, right? :)
I chose this........
A beautiful Alpaca Wool Blanket/Throw that was handmade on a small loom in Peru!
Isn't it fabulous? LOVE it! So soft and snuggly, and the grey and white is perfect for our living room :)
You know me and the whole grey/white combo!
There's another equally gorgeous throw here, if you want to take a look on their site.
Doesn't it just make you want to snuggle up on the couch? :)
I love how it has a "story".....not just another random product that no one knows anything about. A real man and his family wove this blanket on their own loom, with wool from local Alpaca.
I hardly thought this type of commerce still existed anymore! And I didn't even have to go all the way to Cuzco, Peru to find it :)
Not that I wouldn't like a trip to Peru......just, you know....it's probably not in the works right now ;)
I'm more than happy to spread the word about a company this great :)