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SoyLites - Candle and Moisturzier all in one!

SoyLites - Candle and Moisturzier all in one!
Is there someone on your Christmas list that is hard to find the 'right' gift?  Try SoyLites!  Wonderful as an aromatherapy candle, but also as a deep skin moisturizer. Hand crafted in South Africa. 

Your Gift Guide to gifts that keep on giving!

Your Gift Guide to gifts that keep on giving!
Your Holiday Gift Guide to a selection of beautiful, fairly-traded gifts handcrafted in South Africa. . These are gifts that keep on giving as each purchase helps to provide self-sufficiency to the artisans, most of whom are single mothers.

October is Fair Trade Month!

October is Fair Trade Month!
I first posted this Blog in May of 2016 but as it is Fair Trade Month, I felt it was worth sharing again especially as in today's world of strife, ...

The shinning light of the Hamsa Hand

The shinning light of the Hamsa Hand
The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happine...

Reporting from the African Bush....

Reporting from the African Bush....
Every now and then it is good for the soul to remind yourself who shares this planet with us!No better way to do that then to spend a few days in t...

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Thumbprint Gallery!

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Thumbprint Gallery!
World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration on May 12th. The purpose is to showcase small-scale producers at the heart of the fair trade movement ...

Recycling tin, wire and beads into animals!

Recycling tin, wire and beads into animals!
Nothing is wasted!  Godfrey makes his character animals out of bits of recycled tin cans, wire, bottle caps and beads.  He uses a wire cutter as a ...

Celebrating Easter South Africa Style

Dinner table all set for Easter lunch
Celebrating Easter in South Africa is something much different than you might think.  Of course, we too have the traditional Easter parades, egg hunts, and egg-decorating, but very important to South Africans are the grand Easter feasts with native dishes!

International Women's Day

Ordinary women who have done extra-ordinary things #p
While the first observance of a Women's Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman's Conf...

Taste of the Cape - A South African Adventure!

Taste of the Cape - A South African Adventure!
We have a mission – we support artisans in South Africa where we can have a positive effect on the rate of unemployment. Every purchase of a produc...

NYNow... here we come!

NYNow... here we come!
It is that time of year again - time to head to New York City for the NYNow Gift Show!  The gift show happens twice each year, early February and m...

A gift that gives twice.... all year long!

A gift that gives twice.... all year long!
For all those candle lovers on your shopping list, we have the perfect gift - A membership to the Candle Club!  You can join for 3 months, 6 months...