July 23, 2012

giveaway, global, handmade, Novica

Good News! BluLabel Bungalow has partnered with Novica, one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. Novica works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. They have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website and has offered BLB readers a chance to receive a $75 gift certificate!

There are thousands of items to choose from, here are just a few of my favorites. This was only the beginning…

Beaded rattan basket / Gond Painting – Friendly Peacocks / Teak Relief Panel / Mayan Cotton Poncho / Cotton Cushion Cover, Antigua Parallels / Cotton and Jute Cushion Cover / Pearl Cluster Necklace


What will you purchase if you win? Tell us in the comments section.

One winner will be chosen at random (using

You have until Friday, July 28th at 12:00am to enter.

The winner will be announced on this Friday, July 28th at 5:30am.

The winner has five (5) business days to claim their certificate.

Good Luck!

 contest is now closed

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Jae Says:

    I’m just beginning a home office redo so I’d love something from novica for the new space!


  2. Char Says:

    The placemats and napkins are colorful and festive perfect for summer entertaining.


  3. Raye Cage Says:

    Novica has wonderful products, perusing their website was a virtual trip around the world! I enjoyed reading about the artisans.

    Some of the items that piqued my interest are:

    (Andes) Wool shoulder bag, ‘Bluebells’- artisan Raul Ulloa Baylon says, “I love to paint and I love to weave. They are both a form of expression and often, after I explore a theme in my weaves, I will repeat them on the canvas.”

    (Bali & Java) Wood notebook, ‘Lovebirds’ – artisan Ketut Kartika says, “It is such a joy to now own my own shop, although it is a lot of work and responsibility.”

    (Bali & Java) Cotton batik tote bags, ‘Jawadwipa Legacy’- artisan Wahyu Sulistiani says, “My products might take longer to finish because of the hand-sewn beaded details, but I am always satisfied with the end result.”

    (Mexico) Talavera ceramic under plate, Guanajuato Flora – artisan Pedro Alba says, “I learned from an early age to work hard to be able to provide for one’s family, because I had to work when I was in primary school.”

    Thank you Erika for introducing your readers to Novica.


  4. D. McKinney Says:

    I have to agree that the placemats and napkins are items I need in my collection for entertaining. I also, love the cuff-links that they offer. It’s a great find of great pieces.


  5. portia Says:

    I would pick one of the fun batik tapestry wall hangings from Ghana! I love the rich colors., texture and composition. It would add the splash of color I need for my neutral colored bedroom:)


  6. judy gardner Says:

    i really like the drinking glasses with the cobalt blue rims!!!


  7. Laila @OnlyLaila Says:

    I LOVE this Moment of Tenderness Wood sculpture. Reminds me of my son and I.


  8. Rashida Haynes Says:

    I would love the metal mirrors! Nice site! Thanks Erika!!


  9. Nancie Says:

    I’m looking for wall decor for our staircase….maybe one of the tapestries


  10. Chaun Walker Says:

    I REALLY Love the pearl cluster necklace! I have the perfect outfit to wear it with. I love this site. It has one of a kind pieces that I could definitely see in my place. Thanks Erika!


  11. Liz Says:

    I really like the #5 pillow since I am redoing our master bedroom with those colors:)


  12. Lady Erin Says:

    A home is an expression of self and I am so blessed to be transitioning to a new space. Upon review of Novica, I love the efforts to ensure that artists have an outlet for expression and a means by which to share their craft. I love anything that sets the mood and lends visual appeal to a theme or aesthetic. I love a great office space so my children’s rooms and my office space are first on my list of rooms to tackle. I particularly like the Pinewood Desk Organizer and Wood Card (Tortoise) Holder. The New Moon Leather Mirror is a must have also. And while the gift wouldn’t cover the cost in its entirety, I could apply it at least ;-). Perusing the site, just makes you reflect on the power of expressionism and how much of a necessity sites such as, are. Thanks for turning me on …


  13. Wanda Mitcham Says:

    I would purchaase the “Fair at Night” cotton wall hanging!


  14. Renae Murphy Says:

    I love their tapestries. I like so many of them but I especially like the Batik wall hanging, ‘Woman From the Farm,’


  15. Ann Says:

    Oh do I to pick one. I like the necklace then. :-)


  16. Fabiola Garcia Says:

    I will buy anything for my house. Pillows, baskets et,.


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