***NOVICA Giveaway Winner: Matt from Making It Up As I Go!***
It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway. I’m especially excited to share this next one with you. Supporting individuals who use their own skills and abilities to improve their lives is something I wholeheartedly support.
Through my travels from China to Honduras, and places in between, I always come across artisans selling their crafts by the side of the road or in crowded marketplaces. As a traveler who prefers to travel light, it’s easy to buy small trinkets and jewelry but larger items like paintings and handmade rugs are harder to bring home. Many times, those are the items that catch my eye the most.
Now, with NOVICA, you can purchase fair trade items large and small. NOVICA works with National Geographic to provide artisans a place to express their talents and offer their crafts to the world market. You can find thousands of unique fair trade products like paintings, African masks, vases, jewelry, musical instruments, home decor items and so much more on NOVICA.
These items are made by artisans from the Andes, Central America, Thailand, West Africa, Bali and Java, Brazil, India and Mexico. Here is a true story about Nengah Sudarsana, a wood sculpture from Bali, and how NOVICA has changed his life. There are plenty of more of these sucess stories here.
“Novica has created a much better life for me. Before, I could hardly afford to live in a single room home. Now I live in a house with three rooms, and have my own car. Most importantly, I now support many other artisans who work with me. My family and I live a much better life, and five other families now benefit directly from my Novica sales. I am also able to help my relatives, especially the younger children, who now have shoes, clothes, and an education that they couldn’t have before. Since joining Novica, I have also grown in my realization of how we as Balinese fit into the whole world picture. Before, I was like a lot of fellow Balinese in that my thinking was centered on Bali only, as if Bali was the world! Now I realize more how we are just a piece of the puzzle. When I read customers’ comments about my products, I’m filled with a great sense of well being and pride, to be able to create something that others value. After all, in Bali we are a mere spot in a vast ocean, and I realize this now when I see customer responses from all over the world! Often I look on a map or a globe to see where my customers live. It’s amazing that my carvings are now in so many various places, and I am here. It is almost as if part of me has traveled to those other places and is now residing there.” - Nengah Sudarsana
NOVICA offers daily deals of 20% on select items and if you sign up today, they are offering a $7 welcome credit. They are currently promoting accessories like men’s scarves, women’s scarves, wool scarves and men’s accessories.
NOVICA has kindly offered me and my readers each a $50 gift certificate to use in their online shop. Here’s how you can enter for a chance win:
- Retweet my post.
- Leave a comment below.
- “Like” my Facebook status update about NOVICA
- Leave a comment on my Facebook status update about NOVICA.
Each action counts as a separate entry. I will keep a log of them and select the winner with Random Generator. The giveaway ends July 31st at 11:59PM and the winner will be announced August 1st.
Be sure to check out NOVICA to pick our your favorite items ahead of time! I’m there picking out my gift right now!
NOVICA is currently expanding across the country and signing up new consultants every week. They have a lot of promotions going on for their early consultants, including anyone that becomes a Director this year will go to Bali next year! If you’d like more information on being a NOVICA consultant, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.