Novica Review and $75 Giveaway

It's taken me a long time to realize that everything I buy has consequences, but I finally get it. From food, to clothing, to medicine. It all has a chain reaction that effects the earth, animals, and other people. That's why words like "Fair Trade" are so important.

Novica is a fair trade company that connects artists from all over the world with people that want to buy their goods. They have an amazing array of products: from home decor, to jewelry, corporate gifts, clothing, and paintings.

I had the opportunity to review Novica and was amazed at the variety of products available. It was a lot like shopping while on vacation - weaving in and out of little shops to see unique handmade items and crafts. I spent a lot of time in the household decor, since we've recently remodeled, but ultimately found myself in jewelry and clothing.

I ordered an alpaca sweater from an artisan in the Andes and a beautiful scarf from a woman in Bali. Along the way, I was very impressed with the communication and customer service. I received email updates on my packages and when they would arrive.

And when they did arrive:
Each box was adorned with a handmade "ornament"
Each package came beautifully boxed, with a note, and information.
I was so impressed with the packaging. Getting the packages from Novica was like getting a hand selected gift, packaged with care and attention to detail. Each box contained a letter from the artisan describing their work and details about the products. It was a lot of fun, and I've found the products I selected to be of very high quality.

I was very happy with my Novica experience and I think you will be too. Novica would like to give one Suburban Jungle reader the chance to try out their "nation" of undiscovered arts and crafts by offering a $75 Gift Certificate to use on their site.

To Enter: Visit Novica.com and leave a comment telling me either what you'd most like to buy or something you learned at the site.

Extra Entries:

5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments and your link)
3 Extra Entries for tweeting about this contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweets, 1 extra for daily tweets)
2 Extra Entries for following @suburbanjung on twitter
2 Extra Entries for publicly following this blog on google friend connect

*Novica provided me with a gift certificate for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. This contest will end on 10/26/2010 at 9:00 PM EST and the winner will be contacted by email. Please be sure your email address is visible in your google account or that you leave it in your entry.

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Amber said...

I'd love to have this beaded cross:
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=150509

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peg42 said...

I'd love to get the Iron welcome sign, 'Cat Smiles Welcome'
Thanks so much
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Tara said...

I would buy a new leather dog collar for my dog.

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agordon10 said...

I like the Palm leaf painting, 'Mighty Vishnu'

Rebecca said...

I love the 'Cotzal Summer' shoulder bag.

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Lynsey said...

I am amazed by the breadth of merchandise on here. Would love some of their holiday decor!

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Kimberly said...

I've purchased jewelry from Novica before and was very impressed with the quality. I'd love to add the Pearl hoop earrings, 'Cloud Twist' to my collection.
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banquetbabe said...

love the shoulder bag

suburban prep said...

There are a number of items I love from this place such as the Alpaca wool sweater, 'Winter Magic'.

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Anonymous said...

http://jewelry.novica.com/gold-plated/gold-plated-necklace-wildflowers/68942/

is my favorite item on the site because it would go with so many things.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the blue cobalt pitcher made in mexico- beautiful

Marlene said...

I'd like the Onyx and marble chess set, 'Victory'.

Trudy
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meeyeehere said...

http://jewelry.novica.com/brooches/natural-orchid-gold-plated-stickpin-sunset-beauty/98205/
here is a lovely brooch I want to get for my mother for Christmas
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mamipdx said...

i like the happy thunder grass basket- such vibrant colors! this store is a great place to shop and feel good about your purchases- win/win.
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Callina said...

If I won this gift certificate, I would apply it toward a Leather and onyx pendant necklace 'Indian Princess' by Neeru Goel. Thank you.
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Callina said...

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abfantom said...

I really like to get Novica's Amber cuff bracelet, 'Golden World'

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Elaine said...

I'd get the kingdom coins earrings.

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Joy said...

Lapis lazuli anklet, 'Sky Princess'
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Chip said...

I would love the Cedar chest of drawers, 'Colonial'. It's beautiful.
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Katie said...

I would love to have the Leather and cotton shoulder bag, 'Cherry Blossom!'
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Michelle said...

I like the Pearl and opal pendant, 'Eclipse of White'

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Timbo said...

I'm a big fan of chess, so my eye was immediately drawn to their "Sophisticate" Marble chess set :D

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slb3334 said...

i like the ceramic pitcher the invitation

sweepmom said...

I would get the Leather and cotton batik handbag, 'Tropical Paradise'.

Sharon Harmon said...

I would buy the awesome Wood bowls, 'Fiesta' (set of 5)
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tamiv said...

I like the "Honored Ceramic Turtle" Jewelry Box!

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karenmed409 said...

I would like to buy a Breakfast in Bed Cedar and leather tray!

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bayctygrl said...

I love the Sterling silver solitaire ring, 'Blue Moon'

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to buy the Chrysocolla dangle earrings, 'Inca Priest'.

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intensev5 said...

I really like the Amethyst floral necklace, 'Bamboo Muse' -- thanks for the chance to win:)

Kimberly said...

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brokejd said...

I got my wedding day jewelry from Novica! This time I'd get "Black Cloudfall" necklace from Thailand.

pansy said...

Love the Mexican area rugs.

Jenn S. said...

I would love to get the Blown glass goblets, 'Solidarity' (set of 6)
by Javier and Efren.

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Sylvia said...

I like the Ceramic tea set, 'Frangipani Garden'
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Callina said...

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littlelatina said...

great prize

Lim said...

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=49640

I'd love these boxes. They are beautiful and I love that there aren't metal hinges.

Miss Heidi said...

I really like the Wool rug, 'Fish and Frogs' (2x3). Thanks.

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dheath3 said...

I would buy a new leather dog collar for my dog.

humanecats said...

I'd get the sleeping Siamese cats.

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PAIGE said...

I'd really like to own the Pearl Dangle Earrings - Dream. wow
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Bacallsmom said...

I'd like to buy their Rose quartz and garnet link bracelet, 'Romance'

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AmandaG said...

I'd buy the Pearl and Malachite Pendant Necklace in Forest Moon, really cool
http://jewelry.novica.com/necklaces/favorites/pearl-and-malachite-pendant-necklace-forest-moon/175609/

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toughturtles said...

Garnet bangle bracelet, 'Scarlet Marquis'

Life said...

I would most like to buy the Ceramic salsa bowl.
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sarah said...

I would love to have the Stone nativity scene 'Holiday of Peace and Love'

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Anonymous said...

I'd like the Hammock, 'White Sands' (large deluxe) or the Bed valance, 'Dreaming in Paradise'... i really like that website :)

Jerry said...

I would like the clutch purse for a friend for Christmas that loves handcrafted items. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
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B said...

choosing something on that site would be really hard because there are so many wonderful treasures! I really like this http://jewelry.novica.com/pendants/garnet/garnet-pendant-joy-of-the-earth/164797/

My birthstone is garnet and I love different pendants.

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mickeyfan said...

I love the Thai Splendor bracelet.

Ms. Autumn said...

"the kiss" sculpture

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freddie said...

I like the Ceramic tea set-Duck Family set for 2. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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Tracey said...

I'd like to have the Pearl wrap bracelet, 'Garland'.
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Anonymous said...

I like the Amazonite earrings, 'Tears of Hope'.

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Busy Working Mama said...

I'd love to get one of their leather purses...or a silver necklace with shimmering stones. So many pretty options!

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nfmgirl said...

Since I collect sunflowers, I'd love this sunflower chest:
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Jessica-MomForHim said...

I like their mirrors.

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Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I love the Carnelian pendant necklace, 'Crimson Oracle' it's very pretty!!

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jakiesmom said...

i'd love the white bubble beauty ring
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to have the Beaded wristband bracelets, 'Bold Brown Fortunes' (pair).

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Timbo said...

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mogrill said...

I like the lotus magic earrings.
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SouthernSnow said...

I would love to get the Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Angel Wings'!!

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Melody said...

I like Silk and Cotton Shawl in Fall Foliage.

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Joy said...

Sterling silver drop earrings, 'Voice of the Wind' are beautiful

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