Monday, August 6, 2012

Shopping with National Geographic

Recently I was asked by the crew over at Novica to help share and rate their services. Novica is a fair trade artisan website run in conjunction with National Geographic. It's a great cause giving work to artisans in 3rd world countries but also makes for a lot of fun shopping; a sort of international etsy! I chose to purchase a sculpture of Mercury from the artist Claudio Aun in Brazil. The item arrived shockingly fast considering it was an international purchase and was packaged very safely. I even received a nice note from the artist thanking me for my purchase! What about an African Walking stick instead of a boring metal cane for an ill friend; much more stylish. Or some jewelry for a birthday? Next time you're in the mood to do some online shopping or need to find a special gift, consider Novica.

7 comments:

Francine Gardner said...

Am so glad you wrote about that site. Will go and check it out.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Stefan — I will bookmark the site!

Karena said...

Stefan I love Novica and their support of the arts and free trade. In fact I have featured them several times, the artist are so grateful and as you say write a note of appreciation for the order.

Love, love your sculpture!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artist Series

sandrajonas.com said...

Wonderful choice!! Thanks for the link, will bookmark it for future gifts.

Awaiting photos of the new dwelling.....

Matters of Style said...

Love novica

Kwana said...

This looks wonderful. Thanks for the link.

Ann said...

That's fun, what a cute shop!