Friday, July 24, 2009

And the winner is....


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


To all those who are new to the blog-
Rachel at The Little Jewelry Box, is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the launch of our company. Check out her blog for details on how to enter to win your choice of one of the skincare products from our LuLu Life line. Hurry and enter this giveaway ends Friday!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oval Ugandan Baskets

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Handmade by the women of Uganda from banana fibers and rafia, these baskets are perfect for any spot in the home. Use one on a hall table as a mail catchall, or on the desk to hold odds and ends.

This oval basket measures 14" x 12" x 3"

Price $34.00

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meet Our Newest Rep Julie!

Picture Coming Soon!
Remember, if you are interested in selling these products as an independent representative of Eve Global Marketing, email us at: EVEGLOBALMARKETING@GMAIL.COM

A little about me:)
"It is so exciting to be a part of such a special endeavor. The opportunity to help indigenous men and women in other countries, sell their work that was creatively thought of, and strategically made, while doing their best to care for their family, is just another high light in my life!
MY HEART LOVES MY FAMILY, CHERISHES MY FRIENDSHIPS, LONGS TO BE LOVED, AND MOST OF ALL BELONGS TO GOD. These are the words that capture the essence of who I am, but where i've been, and what i've experienced says so much about me, and my passion for Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior.
I have spent the last 6 years of my life living in both the US and Mexico. My time in Mexico has been life changing. Meeting very interesting people from all over the world, learning about the Mexican culture, being directed by God, and speaking words of wisdom into other peoples lives, but most of all witnessing MIRACLES that only the Holy Spirit could perform.
As much as I like to walk the beach, hang out with my friends, watch a group of people dance
capoeira, see an exciting fire show, or even read a great book underneath a palapa. Having the opportunity to please my Lord, while sharing the Love of God, will always put the BIGGEST smile on my face.

Thank you!"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hand-Made Boat Wood Frames

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These gorgeous frames are made from recycled timber from old Kenyan fishing boats that are no longer sea-worthy, some small canoes and some large vessels. Each frame is branded with the group's logo and includes the story about it's origins. They are made to last and are finished to a high standard using imported fittings. No varnish is used, instead each frame is oiled and hand-polished.
3x3 Frame: $45
4x6 Frame: $55
5x7: $65
6x8: $75
8x10: $85
Read on for the history behind the frames:

This group of craftspeople was set up ten years ago by Chris Nicklin, an artist brought up in the coastal Kenyan town of Malindi. Finding old pieces of driftwood washed up on the beach inspired him to buy an abandoned boat from a local fisherman. It was to be the first of many. The boats - ngalaus or canoes, horis and Arab dhows - are built from various woods including mvuli, mango and mbamba kofi. The timber is full of character and grain - worn and scarred from many years of fishing up and down the coast. Chris now employs 12 "mundis" or craftsmen who make each frame by hand. The salvaged boats are brought to Nairobi where the wood is sawn into planks using a traditional pit saw before being worked on by the carpenters. Very little machinery is used due to the character of the wood and the main nails embedded therein.

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Thai Silk Scarves

These scarves are absolutely beautiful, and can be worn in any time of year! How would you wear them?
To see the awesome craftsmanship in more detail, click on the pictures!
Thai Loose-Weave Scarves come in 5 colors: pink, raspberry, celery,olive green, & plumThai Herringbone-Weave Scarves come in orange, celery green, and blue The silk scarves are hand-loomed in three villages along the northern part of Thailand, near the Khmer Rouge region of Cambodia. This area over the course of history was ruled by the Khmer, the Laos, the Burmese and the Thai Kingdom. Currently the villages are located in Thailand. The weaving traditions found in these villages originated from Khmer traditions, but the ancestry of the people in this area are primarily from Lao's even though they are all Thai citizens.
The dyes used in the process are either all natural vegetable or low impact synthetic dyes. The natural dyes are made from roots, flowers and bark. Some of the weavers test the natural dyes to see if they are ready for the yarn by tasting them. The villagers were happy to switch from regular synthetic dyes to low impact synthetic dyes when needed for certain colors, since they said the regular dyes would cause their eyes to burn...

Dimensions Herringbone--12" W x 79" L. Dimensions Loose-Weave: 15"W x 78" L Thailand
see below picture of the weaving process

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baskets of Hope

Hello! Here is the Basket of Hope! I think it would be awesome as a decorative planter, or indoors as a catchall, or just to sit there and look pretty! What do you think?

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Baskets of Hope from Lodwar, Kenya

In the northwestern section of Kenya, there is often a lack of opportunity and certainly a shortage of hope. The arid, desert area has been drought-riden since 1982. It is a very harsh life for the Turkana people who inhabit the area. The women in the area make these beautiful baskets, but it is not a tourist area so they are usually forced to sell them for pennies to middlemen from the capital city. Gifts on a Mission is attempting to give these women and their families a chance to sell their baskets at fair prices and on a regular basis. It's a small glimmer of hope, hence the name, Baskets of Hope. But this is not an easy project. The villages are remote and getting the baskets gathered together and then 24 hours away to Nairobi is still a task we are figuring out.

18in tall and 18in diameter


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Monday, July 6, 2009

Hoping to get in touch with Donna today about those incredible Thai silk scarves she wants to offer you. Missed Vicki this morning. Found out she's off to India until after the 15th. Darn! Can't wait to talk to her about all the beautiful things the women from India are making. Don't give up on us it's going to take awhile. South African craftspeople photos not available until after AmericasMart market next week. Did find Heather in Peru yesterday though :). Don't give up on us. Rome wasn't built in a day and we had to start somewhere. Also working on intergrating with Twitter and much else! Keep remembering..............Good Things Come to Those Who Wait.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Stay Tuned...

... we're working on it! Searching the globe to bring you products that make a difference in your life and theirs. Thank you missionaries for your hearts and iniative in helping us find such amazing hidden talent. Fair Trade Iniatives offer buyers an opportunity to directly affect the lives of others who are less fortunate.

Project blog this month! Remember....good things come to those who wait!