Sunday, December 30, 2012

Closed for New Year's Day

From The Earth will be closed for January 1, 2013.

As you celebrate the coming of the new year enjoy remembering the good from 2012 and looking forward to the wonderful in 2013. Don't forget the specials that are on Amazon UK. You may also find similar specials on Amazon US.

Here are a few From The Earth highlights from 2012.

Thank you to the many people who took part in making the above possible!

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Special Greetings To You

From The Earth would like to wish each of you a healthy, happy, and wonderful Christmas!

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Monday, December 24, 2012

Boxing Day Specials on Amazon UK

Let the gift giving continue!

From The Earth has several Boxing Day specials on Amazon UK.  This is a great time to stock up on holiday cards for next year or perhaps purchase a something lovely for yourself.

 20% off all Holiday Cards and Card Packs

40% off our Cascading Stone Necklace

30% off each item in our Cluster Set

50% off our Olive Wood Egg and Stand

Take a look and enjoy purchasing fair trade products this Boxing Day!

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grand Re-opening & Christmas Party Fun!

What a day! What a wonderful day! Christmas songs, yummy homemade cookies, special gifts, and a door prize.

This was the first viewing for our new Tunisian Olive Wood products. They were received well! We are looking forward to this new partnership. More information on this soon!

We also showed off some new jewelry, including the Honesty Bracelet, Golden Charm Earrings, and Be Dazzling Necklace pictured below.

Our classic olive wood jewelry was also present and very popular for holiday gifts.

From The Earth would like to thank the many, many people who came to celebrate our Grand Re-opening and Christmas Party sale with us. It was so nice to see old friends and new.

Check back soon to see our door prize winner!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Closed for the Holidays

Better get here quick! 

You have until December 24th to purchase last minute Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
From The Earth's office and showroom will be closed from Tuesday, December 25th - Saturday, December 29th. We will be open on Sunday, December 30th.

 We wish everyone a healthy & happy holiday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Buying Christmas Cards in Amman, Jordan

'Tis the season for Christmas cards!

Have you been having difficulty finding cute, personal Christmas cards around Jordan? Well here are a few places where you can go to find From The Earth's fair trade, handmade in Jordan Christmas Cards. The list is long so enjoy the convenience!

As always, you can come to our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer to purchase cards, jewelry, and other handmade, fair trade products made in the Middle East.

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Specials

We would like to help out the many people who have waited until the last minute to finish up their Christmas shopping.You know who you are....

From December 15th until December 20th From The Earth products on Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon FR will be 15% off. 

We recommend the following items to please the many people in your life. Extra bonus, they are all fair trade, handmade products.
  •  Hand-loomed Natural Wool Rug

  • Hand-crafted Down Under Diva Necklace featuring Jade, Agate, and Olive Wood

  •  Hand-carved Olive Wood Chopsticks 

  • Hand-carved Olive Wood Nativity Set

We also have written a blog post about difficult to shop for people if you need more inspiration.

Have a bright and jolly holiday season. Happy Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Grand Re-Opening & Christmas Party Sale

From The Earth is happy to announce our annual Christmas Party Sale Event. This year we are excited to also be celebrating our Grand Re-Opening.

This event will have surprise gifts, new products, new jewelry collections and sales perfect for your holiday shopping. Additionally, there will be music, food, and beverages. So please come and celebrate with us!

To hear the latest developments about the party, including items on sales and photos of new products, join our Facebook event.

Make sure that when you come, you come to our new location (see map below).

Monday, December 3, 2012

From The Earth's Syrian Hope Collection

Like many of you, From The Earth has been following the reports on the influx of Syrians coming into Jordan.  

Moved by compassion, From The Earth has chosen to use our resources to bring hope to people who have had to leave everything behind. We recognize that there are many large non-profit and non-government agencies with vast resources that are meeting the physical needs of the Syrian refugees, but there are fewer people who are seeking to heal some of the emotional wounds that exist.  

That is why we have designed a jewelry line called Syrian Hope.  Using recycled, Syrian glass beads as our inspiration along side our hand-carved Jordanian olive wood beads, we have created a necklace, earrings, and bracelets in various colors. 

Each glass piece is unique and has limited quantities. All of the profits from this collection are being donated to the healing of the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Syrian Hope collection premiered at the US Embassy on November 26th but it can also be purchased at our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fair Trade Gift Giving Ideas

From The Earth has prepared a list of our fair trade gift items. It seems like each year it becomes increasingly difficult to find that perfect gift for....insert here the name of the person most difficult to purchase a gift for. Below we have some excellent suggestions, but feel free to share more ideas with us.

Hand-Carved Olive Wood Chopsticks are a unique gift item for the Foodie in your life.

Artisans hand-cut each olive wood kitchen item from a single piece of wood, bringing to life its warm earth tones. Olive wood has an intrinsic durability due to its interlocking grains, and tannic acids in the wood makes it naturally anti-bacterial. 

Although we have many Kitchen Items perfect for the chef in your life, these Hand-carved Mixing Spatulas are excellent for bakers, as they are sturdy and strong.

Fashionista with a Heart:
We have jewelry for everyone! Here is one of the top sellers, the Cluster Necklace (but be sure to check-out the earrings and bracelet too).

You know that person who always has everything together all the time? Yeah, you do have a friend like that. These Handmade Card Sets are perfect for them! Let's be honest, who else remembers everyone's birthdays and remembers to send a card for every life occasion?

There are many more excellent fair trade gift items on our Amazon stores (US, UK). Remember, behind each From The Earth product, there is a valuable life. Happy shopping!

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale on Amazon US

From The Earth’s Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale on Amazon US is going to be big!

Starting this Friday, November 23rd purchase From The Earth's fair trade products on Amazon US and save 10% - 15% on select jewelry, handmade cards, home, and olive woood items.

Have you been waiting to purchase this set?

Or do you need new ornaments for your tree?

How about last minute hostess gifts?

Get your shopping cart ready for purchasing fair trade gifts this Holiday Season! All of us at From The Earth wish you well.

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK 
Amazon FR

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hijri New Year

From The Earth's office and showroom will be closed on Thursday, November 15th in observance of the holiday. Our showroom will re-open on Saturday, November 17th.

When you come to visit, remember our showroom has moved locations to a new side of Bayader Wadi Seer.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fair Trade Federation Gift Guide

The holiday season is officially upon us. Although later we will be posting our suggested gifts for your friends and family, today we wanted to share with you the Fair Trade Federations Gift Giving Guide. It is loaded with excellent, unique fair trade gift items produced by Fair Trade Federation Members. Rather than order items from the catalog, the catalog is really a look book, giving you the links to where you can order the products online. So helpful!

From The Earth has a couple of entries in the catalog.  Our popular Down Under Diva (US or UK) necklace appeared in their head to toe section. Doesn't it look good?

In the gourmet section you can find our Hand-carved Olive Wood Chopsticks (US, UK). These come in 2, 4, or 5 pair sets.

From The Earth was honored to have entries in this catalog alongside many other companies that have the same fair trade values. So remember, as you start your holiday gift giving, choose fair trade gifts.

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK
Amazon FR

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From The Earth has Officially Moved

From The Earth has officially moved our production and showroom into our new, colorful office. We are thankful to all of our employees and friends who came and worked hard to make the office look so nice.

Please come visit us!
Our new office is located neat the fire station in Bayader Wadi Al Seer. Below is a nifty map that shows how easy it is to find us.

Although we plan on having a big grand opening in December with our annual Christmas party sales event, we are open now and would love for you to visit us.

Let's take a look at the process..

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Eid Break for From The Earth

From The Earth's office and showroom will be closed for Eid during the following days:

Thursday, October 25 - Monday, October 29th

Be sure to purchase your Eid cards soon! Our office and showroom will be open once again to customers on Tuesday, October 30th. Enjoy your vacation!

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Display at City Mall Carrefour

If you have been at Carrefour at City Mall within the past few weeks, you probably noticed some big changes to the second floor. "Wow!" is the first word that escapes ones lips as you step off of the escalator.

Our suggestion is to head to the new book and office supply area where you will see this...

A HUGE From The Earth card display. We love this display because it shows the full range of card designs that we produce. Birthday, Christmas, Get Well, Baby, Congratulations and more are all handmade by Jordanians for Jordanians.
Carrefour is one of over 50 stores in Amman, Jordan that sell From The Earth cards. Be sure to stop in and purchase your Eid cards before this weekend.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving - A Time to Say Thanks

At From The Earth, we like to take every opportunity to give thanks. Today is Canada's Thanksgiving, so we thought we would take the time to give thanks for some very special Canadians.

First, we would like to give thanks for one of our wholesale customers Middle Eastern & Canadian Gifts. They bring our handmade, Jordanian products from the Middle East to Canada.

Second, we are thankful for our Canadian born Sales Director, Scott. He has brought our products into many stores in Amman. As he expands our business it allows us to hire additional women here in Bayader Wadi Seer. Thank you Scott!

Third, we are thankful for our Canadian born Accountant, Grace. She does more than accounting here at From The Earth. She tracks Amazon inventory and even packages our Hand-carved Olive Wood Chopsticks. Thank you for your skills and flexibility Grace!

Canada has done a lot for From The Earth, so we say,"Thank you Canada."

Take some time today to be thankful for the Canadians in your life and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. If you want to be in the know about this holiday, take a look at this site that shows why it is that Canadians celebrate this day.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jordanian Company is World Fair Trade Certified

From The Earth Awarded World Fair Trade Status

 AMMAN – October 1, 2012 -- For the first time, a company in Jordan has received certification from the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), an entity that monitors and recognizes businesses that create opportunities for disadvantaged people.

From The Earth, founded and operating in Amman since 2008, produces handmade crafts sold in Jordan, Europe, Canada and the USA.  All items are produced by local artisans and sold through 50 Amman retailers and on

“We are grateful to be recognized for our efforts to alleviate poverty in this region by paying fair wages, treating each person with the utmost respect, and helping our employees and suppliers improve their quality of life,“ said Jonathan Hankin, From The Earth’s founder and general manager.

From The Earth started as a producer of handmade greeting cards, but today has 15 Jordanian employees and a product line of 400 items.  Specialties are handmade olive wood products, such as jewelry, kitchen products, chopsticks, cheeseboards, figurines and other items.

“Being an outlet for artisans who have little or no opportunity to market their products is one way From The Earth benefits our Jordanian community,” Hankin said.  Many small producers do not have a network to sell their products at competitive prices, and we extend their reach from small villages to international markets.”

“Our employees are given equal treatment in terms of salary, leadership, and promotion opportunities,” he said.  “They are paid above the national minimum wage, work in a safe and healthy environment, and receive training in English and other subjects through our in-house university.  Our motto is: ‘A Valuable Life Behind Each Product’ and we see these lives every day.”

From The Earth received notification of its status from Carola Reintjes, WFTO chief executive in Culemborg, The Netherlands.  Among the 10 principles of fair trade include:
  •  Creating opportunities for the economically disadvantaged;
  •  Transparency and accountability; 
  • Payment of a fair wage; 
  • No child labor or forced labor; and 
  • Environmental sustainability.
“Our olive wood products are made from olive tree trimmings gleaned after the olive harvest,” Hankin added.  “We are proud that this process contributes to the sustainability of Jordanian olive groves.”

Products also are sold at the firm’s showroom in Bayader Wadi El Seer in Amman.

For more information, visit

To view our latest products, visit our YouTube page!

Monday, September 3, 2012

We are moving!

From The Earth is happy to announce that we are moving!

From here....

to here!

Our new home is on Al Khansa Street Building #2. This location is close to the circle near Souq Shabi (the vegetable souq in Bayader).

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This new location allows for ample parking and quietness. Huge commodities in Bayader Wadi Seer.  In addition to being a great location, the building itself has an elevator, abundant space for our ever growing business, and excellent neighbors.

From the above picture, you can see there are still a few things we need to do before we move in. We will keep you updated on our progress and let you know when you may come visit us in our new home. Until then you are welcome to come visit at our current location where we have sales on many of our handmade items.

Remember, you only have until September 8th to make purchases. During our move the showroom will be closed from then until October. Stop into our showroom this week to receive an additional 10% off all last chance items.

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK
Amazon FR