Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rendezvous Around the World: A Fair Trade Jewelry Collection

Are you feeling the itch to travel? Or, simply need something new to transform your daily routine? We can help with that.

From The Earth has created a jewelry collection, Rendezvous Around the World, inspiring sojourns to mysterious places - majestic mountains, grandiose landscapes, windswept beaches, and mysterious islands.

Island Rhythm Set: Amazon US & Amazon UK

Covering much of the globe, each distinctive handmade piece in the collection stirs the imagination and brings the excitement and adventure of a rendezvous into your life. Each item within the collection can be purchased separately on Amazon.

Mediterranean Breeze Set: Amazon US & Amazon UK

Whether it's the turquoise stones in the Mediterranean Breeze set, the orange and golden tones of the jade on the Down Under Diva, the recycled coconut shells in the Island Rhythm set, or the colorful hand-painted ceramic beads of the Latin Spice necklace, each set in the collection points to a new adventure and a new opportunity to create an outstanding look.

Down Under Diva: Amazon US & Amazon UK

The artisans are proud of each hand-created masterpiece. In upcoming blogs, we will share each artisans favorite piece with you.

Latin Spice Set: Amazon US and Amazon UK

As you are being transported, be reminded that From The Earth is a fair trade certified company serving the community of Jordan by providing jobs for marginalized workers and opening international markets to local artists. In this way we work alongside other fair trade companies fighting against poverty.

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

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Fair Trade Kitchen: Hand Carved Olive Wood Risotto Spoon

If you enjoy time in the kitchen, seeing and trying new kitchen tools should spark your interest. From The Earth would like to introduce you to our Hand Carved Olive Wood Risotto Spoon (also known as a stir spoon).

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This unique spoon is worth adding to your kitchen gadget collection. Our risotto spoon will do more than help you make a perfect risotto.  The hole in the middle allows for gentle stirring helpful for sauces, rice dishes, batter, or dough. In Middle Eastern cooking there are many delicious rice dishes that could benefit from a spoon like this. Wait until you see how easy it is make Mdardara with this spoon.

This Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf recipe is great for a light meal or as an accompaniment to grilled meat.   

Whether you choose to make an Italian, Spanish, or Middle Eastern meal, we think you’ll agree that the unique beauty and smoothness of olive wood makes this spoon not only useful, but a pleasure to hold.   

So, what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and begin a new culinary adventure!

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Handmade, Fair Trade Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is June 17th. Have you bought your Dad a gift yet?

Remember when you used to make your Father handmade gifts. Scissors, gloopy glue, and construction paper along with other notions would transform to make the perfect Father's Day gift. Now that you are grown up, it may be time to keep the scissors in the drawer and find a new way to give your Dad a handmade gift.

Amazon US, Amazon UK (also available in Arabic)

To help you with this often stressful task, here are a few ideas for fair trade, handmade gifts for your Father.

For the practical Dad, a Natural Bark Bowl is perfect for office desks or bedrooms to hold spare change, keys, or candy.

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For the traditional Dad, a Hand-carved Olive Wood Picture Frame with a family photo is sure to make him happy.

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Perhaps you need something a little more unique for your Dad. A set of Hand-carved Olive Wood Chopsticks will both surprise and delight him.

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Still looking for ideas? Key chains, kitchen items, and more can be found on our Amazon US and Amazon UK stores. Come take a look! Remember all From The Earth products are handmade and fair trade. This means your purchases are working to support local producers, providing more jobs and better opportunities for often marginalized workers.