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Save Money While Saving The Environment

Taressa George

Nowadays, we have so many choices when it comes to shopping.  Not only do we have shopping malls, but local farmers markets, second-hand and consignment stores, as well as an unlimited number of online stores. 

E-commerce has become so popular that even groceries can now be delivered to your front door.  Mattresses, cars, medicine, and even fast-food, can all be delivered nearly anywhere.  Drones are even making deliveries in some places.  

For those of us who value social and environmental responsibility, we think about the impact our purchases have on the environment and society.  We think about the value of purchasing from places that support important causes, give back, and make a difference.  And the companies who take steps to reduce their environmental impact, make us feel better about purchasing from them.

WellaVerde is proud to be among the companies who think beyond the bottom line.  While we cannot compete with retail giants like Amazon or WalMart, we feel good about the products we offer and the way we get them to your door.  We sleep better at night knowing that we deliver something with minimal impact on the environment, and we are glad to provide unique, one-of-a-kind items that can't be found in any retail chain. 

We value our customers not because they make purchases.  We value our customers because they are making a difference.  When it comes to shopping, they have a choice.  In fact, they have a plethora of choices, yet they make a conscious decision to buy a sustainable, recycled, organic, fair-trade and eco-friendly product that supports a bigger mission.  A product with benefits far greater than their original, intended purpose.  

The next time you need a unique gift, consider its source, material, and secondary benefits.  Imagine what it would feel like if everything we purchased had additional benefits.  What a wonderful world this would be. 

Spring is here... Time to light up the garden!

Denise George

When the sun goes down, these colorful solar garden stakes will light up your garden for hours.  A wondrous combination of artisan hand-blown glass with the sustainability of solar powered lighting.  They are available in two colors: a red/orange combination and a blue/green combination. These beautiful glass globes will ensure that your garden is full of color both day and night.

Upcycling...

Denise George

...is the term used for taking an item that is used or considered ordinary and making something new and useful from it.  The term was coined in 1994 relating to the practice of not wasting potentially usefull materials.  In Haiti, an example of upcycling is steel drum art. It is a unique art form recognized worldwide utilizing 55 gallon metal oil drums which have been cleaned, sometimes flattened, hand tooled and soldered. Thus artisans can create decorative pieces of art of environmental value.
For example, this Rustic Iron Patio Firepit is made from these 55 gallon drums with a hand tooled eternity circle design on the side. A recycled, repurposed, handmade product which also gives back a portion of the proceeds to Sister Clara's Clinic in Haiti.

Live well and get organized!

Denise George

Step #1 in getting organized for 2014 is to separate the important mail from the junk mail. These handmade wall baskets will help get the job done and look nice too! The baskets are handwoven from the air root vine called lukmoy which is abundant in low altitude locations such as the Philippines. The central cylinder of this root is light and flexible and used for weaving baskets.

Jasmina Carved Keepsake Box

Denise George

Nkuku specializes in eco-friendly and fair trade products. After traveling and working in Africa and India, Nkuku was formed with the objective of promoting and developing the traditional skills of local artisans, then bringing their work to the global market, while promoting fair trade and establishing a source of income for local artisans. Nkuku combines contemporary designs with age-old techniques, natural materials and sustainable methods of production to ensure each product is truly exceptional. Mango wood is a sustainable wood. Mango trees are initially grown for their fruit but once the trees reach a certain size and age, they stop bearing fruit. It is then that the trees can be cut down and used to create wood products. The removal of the old trees makes space for farmers to plant new mango trees. None of the wood is wasted and the sale of the wood offers supplementary income to mango farmers.

Handmade from sustainable mango wood, each box has a pretty handcarved detail on top that is accentuated by the white distressed finish. Three photo windows invite you to personalize your own box, then fill it with memories and keepsakes. Also makes a beautiful jewelry box. 13"l x 10"w x 5½"d.

Fishcatcher Hanging Lamps

Denise George

Growing in the tropics and sub-tropics, rattan, or cane as it is commonly known, is a ready source for artisans and is the most vital forest product after timber. Its social significance is no less. It provides sustainable income to some of the most disadvantaged segments of people living in and on the fringes of forests. Ecologically, rattan is very important. It grows in degraded forests, in marginal soil, and reproduces rapidly. It can also be introduced artificially in natural forests without disturbing the existing structure and balance.

A great catch -- together or separately. Created using the same knot techniques fishermen use for their nets, these dark brown raffia twin lamps come in two catchy sizes. Includes fifteen-foot cord set with standard plug end. UL listed components. 40 watt max. Large lamp is 12" in diameter and 49" high. Medium lamp is 9" in diameter and 31" high.

Fortnight Wall Baskets

Denise George

From the forests of the Philippines the abundant and renewable lukmoy vine has been harvested and woven into baskets of all shapes and sizes for generations. Philippine artisans have a long history of handcrafting, and by working with fair trade partners, they are able to earn enough to provide for the daily needs of their families while showcasing and further developing their skills with new products.

Stash incoming mail or keep paperwork sorted with these charming and sturdy wall baskets. Each is hand-woven from abundant and renewable Philippine lukmoy vines. Perfect near an entryway or in an office, the baskets can be hung on a nail or hook (not included). 2 baskets/set. Larger basket:11"l x 7"w x 13¾"h. Smaller basket: 9"l x 5½"w x 12"h.

Versatile Honey Rattan Purse

Denise George

Two Cranes' quality products are produced in a village on the southeastern end of the island of Bali. They are completely handwoven and handcrafted through a precise and  lengthy process. The ratttan is split into thin strips (for the fine weave) and wet down to be woven. Using a needle, a fine tight weave is produced. After weaving (2-3 days) the items are dried for several days in the sun, then they are put into a "smoking" chamber where coconut husks are burned. This is how the the rattan obtains the beautiful honey-brown color. The process is completely natural and there are no dyes, stains or finishing products used on any of the items. The handles on the bags are of cruelty-free leather. Two Cranes has built and nurtured the relationships with the artisan families in the villages where the art is created and are honored to share the quality and craftsmanship of the many traditions of their beautiful cultures.

Stylish and versatile, the intricately woven design in this all natural rattan purse displays in a beautiful honey brown color. The 100% silk drawstring lining can be tightly closed at the top to protect purse contents or tucked neatly inside to be used as an open tote. 11" handles of cruelty-free leather allow easy carrying on the shoulder. Lining comes in dark teal or light copper. 10"l x 7½"h x 4½"w

Honey Rattan Trays

Denise George

Two Cranes' quality products are produced in a village on the southeastern end of the island of Bali. They are completely handwoven and handcrafted through a precise and  lengthy process. The rattan is split into thin strips (for the fine weave) and wet down to be woven. Using a needle, a fine tight weave is produced. After weaving (2-3 days) the items are dried for several days in the sun, then they are put into a "smoking" chamber where coconut husks are burned. This is how the the rattan obtains the beautiful honey-brown color. The process is completely natural and there are no dyes, stains or finishing products used on any of the items.Two Cranes has built and nurtured the relationships with the artisan families in the villages where the art is created and are honored to share the quality and craftsmanship of the many traditions of their beautiful cultures.

Made on the island of Bali, these trays are completely handwoven and handcrafted of split natural rattan. The wet-weaving process that produces the tight weave takes many days, after which the trays are dried and "smoked" to achieve the deep honey brown color. The fine weave makes these trays with self handles very sturdy. All processes used are completely natural. No dyes, stains or finishing products are used. Round tray is 13"diameter x 2"d. Rectangular tray is 12"l x 9"w x 2½"d.

Oval Rattan Trinket Box

Denise George

Two Cranes' quality products are produced in a village on the southeastern end of the island of Bali. They are completely handwoven and handcrafted through a precise and  lengthy process. The rattan is split into thin strips (for the fine weave) and wet down to be woven. Using a needle, a fine tight weave is produced. After weaving (2-3 days) the items are dried for several days in the sun, then they are put into a "smoking" chamber where coconut husks are burned. This is how the the rattan obtains the beautiful honey-brown color. The process is completely natural and there are no dyes, stains or finishing products used on any of the items.Two Cranes has built and nurtured the relationships with the artisan families in the villages where the art is created and are honored to share the quality and craftsmanship of the many traditions of their beautiful cultures.

The perfect size to store those very dear pieces of jewelry or other important trinkets -- in the bedroom, bath or anywhere in the house. The beautiful honey color rattan makes this an attractive accent wherever you put it.! Natural rattan oval box with lid and front catch. 5½"l x 3½"d.