How would it make you feel, knowing the beautiful pieces you purchase from NOVICA is changing the lives of artisans in developing countries? That's what NOVICA does they are one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. With NOVICA, the pieces you purchase, you are getting more than extraordinary handmade gifts, jewelry and decor, you will also learn about the artist who created that piece and learn a little of their culture.
I was offered to pick a couple pieces out from NOVICA, so I went to their Unique Gifts section as well as their Silver Jewelry Section to see what goodies I could find to treat myself. I searched through hundreds of earrings and necklaces trying to decided what I'd really like. Take a look at what I received:
'Happy Hmong Village' Cotton Handbag
All is color in this charming village scene. Embroidered by hand, people from Thailand's Hmong hill tribe go about their daily chores. The motifs cover a generous front pocket on a cotton sling tote. By Jiap Rojjana, the bag is fully lined and an inner pocket with zipper keeps small items handy. Both the outer pocket and the purse close with coconut shell buttons.
This is a great bag, I love the culture of it, the lovely embroidery on the front pocket, the large strap is perfect for wrapping over your shoulder (great for when you're out and about and want both hands free from a falling purse strap). The buttons are adorable and it's got lots of room inside. I love how simple but different it is. It came beautifully gift wrapped, I hated unwrapping it! =)