I was recently contacted by a company called NOVICA. They wanted me to take a look at their newly introduced home party business. So, I took a look at their website and was immediately intrigued. This is not your typical home party offering. I loved their products immediately: Beautiful textiles, handcrafted jewelry, home furnishings and more….all made by artisans from all over the world.
The NOVICA Live Story
NOVICA began as a dream – a dream by its founders to cut out all middlemen and unite artisans around the world directly with customers eager to purchase their handcrafted treasures. This unique bridge, made possible by the internet, has allowed customers to see the faces of their artisans, read their stories and watch videos of them crafting their treasures.
Now part of the National Geographic family, NOVICA continues to seek out talented artisans, giving them a fair trade platform to sell their products, and thus ensuring the preservation of ancient artistic traditions.
Home Party Consultant Program
NOVICA Live is the new chapter of the NOVICA dream. NOVICA Live is bringing handcrafted items into homes across the nation, creating a unique, interactive shopping experience through fun, lively home parties.
What makes it different from other home parties? It’s the quality of the individually handcrafted items; the great prices; the opportunity to help artisans make a living while preserving their ancient culture and traditions; and the chance of a lifetime to create an income for yourself, while helping to change the world.
Each party, the Consultant brings a DVD with fun 1-minute artisan and regional segments that can be screened throughout the party, giving party goers the ultimate virtual travel experience. As they visit each country, they can watch artisans at work on the very same products they hold in their hands.
There are some truly cool rewards too. You can earn trips abroad to NOVICA’s world regions, free handcrafted jewelry & gifts and you can even earn a FREE trip to Bali in September 2012!
You’ll meet the same artisans who create the beautiful treasures you showcase in your parties.
One of your travelling companions on this trip-of-a-lifetime will be NOVICA co-founder Armenia Nercessian, who was featured as a real life character in Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller “Eat, Pray, Love.” You can read Armenia’s full story here.
This trip-of-a-lifetime will include:
- Flights and accomodation
- A tour of artisan workshops
- Meet the artisans themselves
- Shopping tour of magical Ubud
- A conference with Novica Founders
- Sightseeing – “Eat, Pray, Love” style!
It looks like a really unique opportunity to be the bridge between artisans and customers. Take a look at their website to learn more on how to host a NOVICA Live party or become a NOVICA Live Consultant.