Assorted Christmas Decorations are on Sale
We don't overcharge for our
Fair Trade Christmas crafts so that we
can do a drastic markdown and try to fool you into thinking you've gotten a good deal. We try our best to
offer the best prices we can all year round. But we HAVE put some Christmas items on sale for you!
WE WISH YOU A HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2011!
Free Standard Domestic Shipping on Orders over $100!
If your item total is $100 or more, you'll receive free standard ground shipping, either via UPS or USPS.
Please note that there are a few items on our site which have an additional shipping or handling fee, and they're clearly noted.
Those fees are still in effect and those items are not counted towards the $100 item total.
Free Standard Domestic Shipping Offer EXTENDED!
We're extending the Free Shipping offer through New Year's Day. See details below.
Free Standard Domestic Shipping Offer!
Starting around noon today (EST) we are now offering Free Shipping on orders $50 or more to the continental US via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground.
This offer will be in effect through December 20. There are so many excellent Fair Trade gifts on our site - you'll be able to take care of lots of your gift list here!
Please note that there are a few items on our site which have an additional shipping or handling fee, and they're clearly noted. Those fees are still in effect.
||Many New Products!
Please check out a variety of new
metal ornaments from India, (left) mostly priced between $4.50 and $7.00.
They have a great recycling and social story, and are very decorative.
We've also added some
cinnamon ornaments (right) to add an aroma and decoration to your wreaths and tree.
You have got to see the wide variety of gourds from Peru that we now carry!
We've added quite a few new gourd boxes,
gourd business card holders and birdhouses,
and lots of
new Christmas ornaments.
You'll want to place your order now because we're already running low on some ornaments. These all natural and very sustainable ornaments help a group of Peruvian families build a better life.
NEW Afghan Semi-Precious Stone Jewelry! You can help make a real difference to women's lives in Afghanistan, and make a woman
at home happy and fashionable by choosing from our new necklace, bracelet and earring inventory!
Many New Products!
Recycled Metal Fish from Haiti
Here's some catch-up information regarding new items you can now see on our web site. We have four styles of beautiful and substantial fish wall hangings, each crafted
by reusing / recycling metal by Haitian artisans. One is an 'aquarium' of fish and other sealife. You can dress up your home in cheery colors while you help
Haitians in the monumental rebuilding effort after the January earthquake.
New Soapstone from Haiti - Check out
the Haitian soapstone page to see hearts (a very popular gift that we've carried from Kenya for years), and a mermaid.
Check back next week because I'll have photos of
additional soapstone products for you.
New Glass Bead Keychains from Guatemala
See many new styles - eagles, giraffes, hearts, iguanas, roosters and strawberries. Two non-profit organizations that work in Guatemala help the women
organize and market their products, and provide fair wages and loans.
New Product - Wooden Puzzle Boxes from India
Crafted from scraps of wood, these interlocking wood puzzles are not only fun to look at, but they're practical, too. Inside each puzzle is a hiding space, good for
jewelry or special keepsakes. Designs shown here are the Dolphins, Turtles and Cats; also available are Frogs, Elephants and Butterflies.
Updates - Sorry we've not kept you informed of all our news recently, but here are a few notes for you!
Many Junk Yard Critters are back in stock. Check and see if your favorite recycled metal creatures are back in our warehouse.
We have a few Chulucanas Peruvian ceramic piggy banks available at an extremely good price.
See them on our banks page.
Salad Servers on Sale!
These wooden salad servers are
beautifully crafted in Guatemala, and save lots of trees from being cut down since they utilize one tree in a smart fashion. Sleek and smooth, these will dress up any salad bowl.
And speaking of dressing up, these two tagua nut contemporary design pendant necklaces
will dress up your look in a very natural way.
Each pendant is individually hand-carved by artisans in Ecuador; many more styles are available.
Help Us to Support Haitian Artisans
We're donating 50% of Haitian product sales to trustworthy organizations for Haitian relief.
One World Projects' mission is to provide long-term solutions to humanitarian needs through supporting artisans and communities be self-sustainable.
Haiti's unprecedented disaster will require the world's attention not just for the next days and weeks, but for months and years.
Be assured that One World Projects will work closely with our Haitian artisan partners to help with the donations we collect,
and by providing work when they are able to resume.
Towards that end,
we'd like to generate new orders for them! Under many out of stock items is an "E-mail me when in stock" e-mail link.
This will tell us how many items we should request from the artisans, and it assures them that work will be there when they're ready.
We'll email you when the artisans are back to work and we can ship your item.
See Haitian soapstone carvings,
vetiver grass baskets and artistic creations,
vine, palm and straw baskets and stars, and
banana leaf planters, bowls and hampers.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We wish you, your family and your friends the very best in 2010!
We look forward to working with you towards crafting a better world through sustainable uses of natural materials and compassionate trade to help artisans
around the world.
BACK IN STOCK - Gourd Christmas Ornaments
Our popular Christmas Tree and Snowman gourd Christmas ornaments from Peru are here and are awaiting happy homes. Check out these and many other
BACK IN STOCK!
Shipibo Peruvian Seed Jewelry (left) Light
and airy, these bracelets and necklaces are fun to wear. A great stocking stuffer at just $5 and $9.
Also restocked are Ayacucho Peruvian stone nativities for $8(right).
Have you seen our banks?
We're restocked with most of our piggy banks, in both pig and owl shapes.
Mirrors, hand-crafted in India, are also in stock and ready to be sent to you. Patterned recycled glass mirrors (left) are available in 3 colors.
A few different metal chain mirrors are also available. Shown on the page are two styles and a third will be photographed within a day or two.
NEW! Christmas Tree Ornaments crafted in India!
We just received a wide variety of new Christmas ornaments from India. Some are crafted from white wire and colorful beads. We have angels and stars that previously were discarded
metal cans, beautiful pastel recycled glass hearts, and metal Christmas trees. Definitely something for lots of people on your shopping list.
New Guatemalan Accessories!
Your web manager apologizes deeply for not keeping this page updated, even though many things *have* been happening! Here are just a few...
You'll love the Guatemalan wallets (left)! You get lots of color and function for just $9.50!
On the right, see flowering Guatemalan coin purses and string shoulder purses.
Pillar Candles, also from Guatemala, are available in 3 colors and 3 sizes. Check out the artfully simple pottery candle holders.
Twisted 4" high taper candles (right) are new and you can choose from 5 bright, cheery colors.
Buy a bunch since they're only $3.00 each - wrap them together with some raffia or ribbon to create a "bouquet" for a friend.
Jackfruit Wood "Bops" are Back in Stock!
Many of you have been patiently waiting for this day! We have hand-carved, jackfruit wood Frogs, Fish and Turtles ready to be packed
and shipped out to you. These are fun decorations and percussion instruments. Run the stick up and down the spine of the animal,
tap the side, and enjoy letting out your inner musician.
Jewelry Back in Stock!
Our Colombian seed jewelry sells
very quickly, and we just received more of quite a few necklaces and bracelets. PLUS, we are now restocked
semi-precious stone jewelry from Afghanistan, so check out these beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
As always, the artisans in these countries really appreciate the assistance you're providing to them.
Gourd Purses and Gourd Boxes are Back in Stock.
We've just stocked our shelves with lots of our
new gourd purses,
decorated with frogs, bees, flowers, butterflies and owls, each handmade
in Peru from natural gourds and recycled tire tubes.
ever-popular Peruvian gourd boxes are back in stock! They're perfect
for decorating desk or end table, and useful, too.
LOTS of new Huipil Handbags / Totes
From Guatemala, we've added many new handbags / totes that give the blouses that Mayan women wear, called huipils, a second life. A few of the styles and colors are
shown here, so check out our huipil bags page for a more full selection!
Dragonfly and Turtle Flutes Back in Stock.
From Nicaragua, we have the large turtle flutes and dragonfly flutes back on our shelves.
A fun present for kids of many ages for only $12.50.
Bracelets Back in Stock!
Great news if you're looking for recycled jewelry!
Our recycled plastic mat bracelets from Ghana, Africa are back in stock!
Very reasonably priced (!) at just $2.50 and $3.50, depending on width.
An inexpensive and socially responsible way to add variety to your wardrobe.
Peruvian Retablo-style Mother's Day Card
New from Ayacucho, Peru! Don't forget that Sunday, May 10 is Mother's Day! Give the moms, aunts, grandmothers etc.
in your life a hand-made card that will be cherished and displayed for years.
Brazil Nut Candles on Sale!
A perennial favorite, our brazil nut candles are on sale for a limited time.
In the forest,
Brazil nut harvesters chop open the hard outer shell
and remove the prized brazil nuts for sale as plain or chocolate-covered nuts, or brazil nut oil
(see our Amazon Chocolate and Nuts page), the
pod had been left on the forest floor.
Now they're transformed into beautiful candles to decorate your home.
Chocolate and Bunnies!
Ok - chocolate and bunnies are a classic combo, not new, but
we've got a new decorative and tasty variation on the theme.
Give someone you love a box of natural Yachana Jungle Chocolate
hidden inside a bunny-decorated natural gourd box! These fun bunny boxes are
handmade in Ayacucho, Peru and will be a "green" decoration all year long.
Back in Stock!
For those still-chilly early spring days, our ever popular Bolivian alpaca baby hats are now available!
These adorable "bunny ear" baby hats are super soft, very cute, and come in assorted striped colors.
They fly off of our shelves, so don't be disappointed - get at least one today.
From Peru we bring you
Organic Amazon Flame Brazil Nut products, including
chocolate covered brazil nuts! Sometimes you'll want chocolate with your brazil nuts, and sometimes you
won't, so we carry both.
In addition, we offer organic brazil nut oil, which is great for cooking and as a hair and skin conditioner.
Price Reductions! We've further reduced the prices on our
Nappi Balata latex animals, each individually
hand-formed by artisans in Guyana. Read the story and see lots of animals and native scenes.
Yes, purchasing wood items CAN help SAVE TREES. After folks in this
Guatemalan village changed from attempting to earn a living from farming, destroying 5 hectares of forests a year,
to wood carving, they now use just one tree a year! Help them continue earning a living from a healthy forest by purchasing
beautiful salad servers and bangle bracelets. Earrings also available - their photos will be up soon.
NEW! Additional wooden trays / wall hangings
from El Salvador.
Lemon yellow, tomato red and green olives can decorate your home, or be a welcomed hospitality gift
for a friend.
Teddy Bears from Afghanistan are HERE!
Help our "Teddies for Two" program!
For $28 you will get a fine,
handmade, Afghani teddy bear, and we'll arrange for another teddy bear to be made and donated to
needy children in schools, orphanages or hospitals in Afghanistan. This creates extra work for
the women of Afghanistan, and it brings smiles to the children of this war-torn nation.
We've also recently added a
to our handmade products from Afghanistan. These warm, rollup hats are just the thing for cold winter days.
They're available in a variety of earthtone colors.
Cell Phone Holders
are in our warehouse, straight from Guatemala. These colorful, Rococo-style bags are handmade by recycling
huipils, Mayan women's blouses. There are 2 sizes, 4 colors and artistic variations within each color.
Great to distinguish your cell phone from the rest of the pack.
Felt Rugs from Afghanistan
We found unique alternatives to the traditional, expensive Afghan carpets, namely those produced from felt,
which are more modestly priced. We think you'll enjoy these round and rectangular designs, especially since they
help families in Afghanistan make a living from a sustainable and traditional craft.
Additional Indigo and Recycled Tire Tube Bags
El Salvador are now available.
There are a variety of natural indigo fabric styles and you'll be helping create a market for
recycling car and truck tire tubes. Fun and functional shoulder bags, and other purses are a perfect
addition in preparation to your wardrobe for spring!
New - Purses, Evening Bags, Shoulder Bags and a Zippered Wallet from Afghanistan
You can help families in war-torn Afghanistan through your purchases of their beautiful work. On the left is a zippered money pouch
with the patterns of zardozi, an ancient form of Persian embroidery. And on the right, this beautiful evening accessory will make you
shine with fashion and social responsibility!
Colombian Seed Jewelry Back in Stock!
We've received a shipment of our Colombian Seed Jewelry
and so many styles are back in stock.
On the left is a popular 4-strand necklace, and on the right is a handy spiral bracelet.
Please note that we're finishing up one trade show and about to start another (the New York
International Gift Fair) and therefore our stock may not last very long.
Christmas Decorations on Sale!
Yes, we've had many of our Christmas decorations on sale for a while. We hope you'll
shop ahead for next year, enjoying these year-end savings.
Free Shipping Offer Extended We've extended our
free ground shipping offer for orders over $100 for a little while longer. Another great way
to save up to $10.
New Scarves and they're on SALE!
Looking for a comfy, colorful scarf? Check out our new Guatemalan scarves that are available
in 4 fun colors!
Chocolate Back in Stock!
If you were disappointed that we didn't have the Yachana Gourmet Jungle Chocolate with Brazil Nuts and Coffee
in stock, you're in luck....
We've got a new shipment in our warehouse, ready to ship to you and your chocoholic friends!
As seen on the Today Show!
Yes, you saw our pottery piggy banks from Peru
on the Today Show!
They're an economic way for you to save money and help Peruvian artisans.
Yes, here's your chance to grab one of our newest products as a "green" holiday present - purses
crafted from gourds and recycled car tire tubes! Etched or painted designs are of frogs, bees, owls, butterflies and flowers.
||Back in Stock!
Good news - we just received some shipments and so a number of popular items are now back in stock.
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING for retail orders $100 or more (before tax).
This is for retail orders being shipped within the continental US. We have a couple of large items which have an additional shipping fee listed,
but the standard shipping portion will be free. You're saving $10!
This free shipping offer is valid until Dec 25.
Back in Stock!
Our popular and ecological wooden 3-D puzzles from Bolivia. Through
the sales of these puzzles, disadvantaged youth receive
an excellent wage, and many save money to further their education while developing their woodworking skills.
Also from Bolivia, our ever-popular black and white ceramic chickens.
Ceramic sheep and roosters are available, too!
Also from Ayacucho, Peru are ceramic angel musician Christmas ornaments, dressed in traditional clothes of the Andes mountains.
These adorable angel ornaments are so great you may decide to keep them in your house all year round. Purchase a set of 6 in a box, or choose individual
angels by their instrument (horn, flute, guitar, harp, accordian and fiddle).
Back in stock!
Our Peruvian Stone Nativity Decorations
(left) are back in stock. Plus, see many other Peruvian nativity sets (right).