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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...

Make your holiday candles last longer!

Make your holiday candles last longer!
Short days, dark cold nights, ‘tis the season… for candle burning!  In order to ensure you maximize the life of your candles, here are a few tips t...

The Season of Gift Giving; Feel Good with Fair Trade

The Season of Gift Giving; Feel Good with Fair Trade
November has arrived and the busy holiday season is about to begin!  And with that comes the season of gift giving - hostess gifts, teacher gifts, ...

Finding Fair Trade Fall Home Decor

Finding Fair Trade Fall Home Decor
Where did the summer go?  We hope you all had a good one – but now it is time to put away the red, white and blue and bring on the burnt orange, ol...

Summer Weddings Gift Tips

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 ...