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Summer Weddings Gift Tips

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Summer Weddings Gift Tips

With the summer wedding season in full force, here are a few gift ideas for something unique and lovingly hand crafted;Summer tapers &  candle holdersThese happy, colorful, Summer Tapers ($14 a pair) set off any dining table for the summer. Match them with a pair of white taper holders and they are fun gift for only $34.Blue & White Pillar and Candle CoasterThese elegant pillars are beautiful when they burn and are available in three sizes;3” X 4” ($20) burns for 60 hours3” X 6” ($24) burns for 80 hours3” x 8” ($28) burns for 100 hoursAdd a Candle Coaster...

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World Fair Trade Day & Mother’s Day – Celebrate Women of the World!

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World Fair Trade Day & Mother’s Day – Celebrate Women of the World!

Out of 1.3 billion people living below the poverty line, 70% of the poor are women. The main reason?  Women often lack access to modern technologies, capital, land and other resources that enable them to benefit from economic development.  They also lack self-confidence.Women who overcome these obstacles become empowered to be the ‘solutions’. Solutions to poverty, solutions to poor health for themselves and their families, and solutions to the weaknesses in their communities.  This hidden, incredible potential can be reached from the support and on-going encouragement that is offered by member companies of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). WFTO...

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Mother's Day Gift Tips.....

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Mother's Day Gift Tips.....

Here’s a few ideas for the ‘special mom’ in your life, lovingly hand made by our artisans, many of whom are special mom’s themselves……$14 – For the Classic Mom…. A pair of tapers full of color!  Unscented with a very clean burn.  Available in MANY different colors and combinations.  Add a pair of hand crafted taper holders for only $20.$14 – For the Adventure Mom….. A hand beaded African Animal made from recycled materials.  Every home needs at least one to represent that spirit of adventure!$22 – For the Entertainer Mom ….. A 'Carousel' design hand painted ceramic square serving...

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Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality

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Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to the many different races and cultures represented in this wonderful country. It is home to, perhaps surprisingly, many Indian communities. The country therefore embraces many of the Indian festivals, especially those that align with the united beliefs across the nation.  That’s why Holi – a celebration of color - is a beautiful and widely celebrated holiday in South Africa. This year it takes place on Sunday, 12 March.   It is a day when these many cultures unite, embrace and celebrate as equals.Much of the country follows the Holi traditions. The...

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NYNow makes a difference

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NYNow makes a difference

Did you ever wonder how and where your favorite gift shop finds all the wonderful products and fresh ideas that you enjoy gifting or buying as a treat for yourself? Good chance the shop owner or buyer comes to the New York Gift Show, known as NYNow in the trade. The show takes place in the Javits Center, an enormous convention center in New York City located mid-town Manhattan on the West Side.  The 840,000 sq feet of convention center (you could put 14 1/2 football fields in this space!) expands over 3 different levels. It is covered, and I...

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