Novica: Handbags from Around the World
What handbag collection wouldn’t be complete without something unique? Or perhaps even exotic? Well, how about both? Introducing Novica: an online, fair trade marketplace associated with National Geographic. Their mission is “to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity”. They offer everything from home decor to jewelry to artwork. What really grabbed my attention, however, was their new handbag section. They have every shape, size, and style imaginable. Materials used include cotton, wool, silk, leather, beads, and even pop-tops. And the best part is, you don’t have to be interested in hippie-like styles to find something you’ll absolutely love there.
The bags are handcrafted by artisans from Bali, Java, Brazil, India, Mexico, and Thailand. I think what I love most about Novica is how they give a name and a face to associate with each piece. Each artist has a story to tell and it’s wonderful to learn a little something about them when you’re considering purchasing one of their works of art. This is definitely a website I suggest you check out! These handbags would certainly make wonderful conversation pieces!
Here are a few of my favorites listed below:
1. “Moonbeams” Clutch
Natural jute with rhinestone beads
Gorgeous for a special evening out!
2. “Earth Day” Shoulder Bag
Silkscreen on cotton
Artist: Thanyarat Sananpanich
Perfect for use as a shopping tote!
3. “Grand Central” Handbag
Artist: Ricardo Hinojosa
Elegant and chic!
Check out these styles and many, many more at NOVICA – Home Decor, Jewelry & Gifts by Talented Artisans Worldwide!
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