Monday, May 28, 2012

New on Amazon! Handwoven Natural Rugs


 
 A local designer and weaver based in Madaba, Jordan, Fihmi first began weaving in Egypt before moving to Jordan to start his business producing and selling his own Bedouin inspired, hand-loomed rugs. The creativity, spirit, and attention to detail that Fihmi put’s into his work are evident in the final product.

Fihmi’shand-woven rugs made exclusively for From the Earth are all natural wool, containing no dye. Thick and warm, these rugs are perfect for marble, tile, or hardwood surfaces.

If you haven't yet, watch the video introducing Fihmi's rugs. If you are interested in having one of his handwoven rugs in your home, jump over to Amazon, Amazon UK, or come visit us in Amman. Both the large and small sizes are available at all locations.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Jordan Independence Day

Jet planes, helicopters, and flags are just a few of the sights you will see if you find yourself in Amman, Jordan for Jordan Independence Day.



The below information is taken from Jordanoholic.com. We recommend celebrating this great day wisely and thoughtfully.

"Jordan Independence Day, is a chance for Jordanians to recall achievements and seek more development, for the great country that is lead by the wise Hashemites. Jordan won its independence and was declared as The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on May 25, 1946 following the end of the British mandate."

How to celebrate independence day?
Celebrating independence should urge the responsibility to do more, it is a call for work, actions, sacrifice, and accepting others, for even higher standards of excellence. Success is a continuous and progressive process, people should celebrate the independence day with a vow to work harder in order to make our beloved country, Jordan, a better place for generations to come.



Sunday, May 20, 2012

New on Amazon! Olive Wood Chopsticks

Smooth, strong, and stylish are just some of the words people have used to describe our Hand-carved Olive Wood Chopsticks found on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and our Amman showroom.

Like all From The Earth products, our chopsticks are fair trade and are produced in Jordan from olive wood trimmings gleaned after the olive harvest. This process actually contributes to the sustainability of Jordanian olive groves.


The chopsticks come in two, four, or five pairs with chopstick rests. You have two styles to choose from our Long Olive Wood Chopsticks have more of a square tip


or our Shaped Olive Wood Chopsticks are slightly more pointed.


Both options will give you all the advantages of the olive wood chopsticks so you can't go wrong. Olive wood has an intrinsic durability due to its interlocking grains, and tannic acids in the wood makes it naturally anti-bacterial, ideal for kitchen and home items. With the right care olive wood should last a lifetime.

Olive Wood Chopsticks are the perfect wedding, birthday, or anniversary gifts. Let's face it, you know you want to have a personal set for your home as well.

Where to Purchase From The Earth Products:  
Amazon UK



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fair Trade Federation Approved!

From The Earth is proud to announce that we are Fair Trade Federation certified! 

 

Congratulations! The Screening Committee and all of us here at FTF would like to welcome From The Earth as a new member of the Fair Trade Federation. The Committee was very impressed by your dedication to Fair Trade practices, your capacity building work, and your commitment to working with marginalized communities. Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation through this process- we are delighted to have you on board.

So, why is this important to us?

Being fair trade certified does not change our fundamental business practices. We will continue to live and work out our values, namely, a focus on job creation, on opening up larger markets for local artisans, and on caring for the environment.

Fihmi hand-weaving rugs. His rugs can be purchased on Amazon.

Being certified gives us an advocate for our values and work practices. They can open additional markets for the products we love so much, which translates into additional sales for our local partners.  

Learn more about the Fair Trade Federation on their website and see why we are so happy to be one of their members.
 
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Souq Jara 2012

It's finally here! Souq Jara begins this Friday in Amman, Jordan. From The Earth will be at booth R52 with our quality, fair trade products handmade right here in Jordan.


In addition to our olive wood kitchen and home items, we will have our stylish, unique jewelry that is sold all over the world.


When you stop by our booth you will also see jewelry from our summer collection "Rendezvous Around the World", which features a diverse collection of semi-precious stones and our original olive wood beads.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

World Fair Trade Day - Let's Celebrate Together

From The Earth is joining the global community of fair trade businesses to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 12, 2012.   

To celebrate, ALL of our products on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon FR will be 15% off for one day only. Use code WFTO2012 when checking out on your Amazon.


The official statement from the World Fair Trade Organization can be found on their website, but here are some short quotes to inspire you to participate in the celebration and promote the message of fair trade in your community.


"It is a worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations."

"Fair Trade makes a difference. Fair Trade Organizations are pioneers and change makers."

"On the frontlines are women, indigenous peoples, artisans, farmers and workers, who give testimony of the benefit of Fair Trade in their lives, a good reason to go out and celebrate World Fair Trade Day." 

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