If you want to break free of the “same-old, same-old,” I encourage you to check out Novica. Novica is somehow connected with the National Geographic and it is a website full of fair trade treasures. They work with artisans around the world helping them bring their crafts to a marketplace and earn a sustainable living. On the site, there are loads of interesting, unusual jewelry, clothing, handbags and some gift items. For example, I saw many chess sets and desk accessories. Here’s some of my favs:
This necklace is centered by a cow bone pendant surrounded by terracotta and sese wood beads. Colorful beads recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl discs. $34.99 at Novica
The necklace is crocheted by hand with beads recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl records.
$67.99 at Novica
This stylish sophisticated necklace combines sleek glass beads crafted of recycled glass with recycled plastic disks.