Largest Global Impact Marketplace NOVICA Expands Reach By Launching Website Dedicated To Canadian Buyers

The hands of Victoria Quispe Mamani, master weaver of the Hilando Victoria collective in Peru, weaving alpaca clothing for individual customers.

The ladies of the beadWORKS artisan group in rural northern Kenya, making tribal jewelry and unique gifts for sale on

Participating in beadWORKS artisans in rural northern Kenya, preparing traditional tribal jewelry and unique gifts for shoppers., unique gifts, handmade jewelry, clothing and decorations from developing countries., the impact marketplace

Millions of Canadians can now buy and ship directly from master craftsmen in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Together, we continually explore the world of handmade treasures, making a significant difference in the lives of artisans around the world while actively working to preserve artistic traditions.

– Co-founder of NOVICA, Roberto Milk

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States, November 9, 2021 / –, the world’s largest online impact marketplace, has launched a sister site,, to feature designs craft and fair trade products from thousands of remote artisans in developing countries straight to Canadian homes, just in time for the holidays.

The new features all prices in Canadian dollars, while NOVICA’s eight regional offices around the world facilitate meticulous quality control and fast, reliable shipping of individual works of art directly to Canada’s doorstep. NOVICA further facilitates the import process for Canadian buyers by transparently managing all technical details and import tariffs.

“We are delighted to invite everyone in Canada to join us on this incredible journey of continuing discovery called NOVICA,” said Roberto Milk, co-founder of NOVICA in 1999, adding, “Together we continually explore the world of handmade treasures, making an important difference in the lives of artisans around the world while actively working to preserve artistic traditions for future generations.

Residents of Canada can now enjoy purchasing over 100,000 hand-crafted works of art worldwide from, including unique gifts, handmade jewelry, fashion, interior decoration and original sculptures and paintings. Visitors learn about the cultural relevance and significance of each work of art, while savoring the details of the life, motivations, hopes and dreams of the corresponding artisan. All purchases arrive in exquisite gift wrapping.

“As a Peruvian artisan dedicated to the art of weaving, I am very proud to present our handmade alpaca clothing to NOVICA’s Canadian customers – collections that we create with great love and dedication,” said master weaver Maria Cutipa. “Our clothing collections represent our culture and traditions, and carry with them an art form that we have inherited and perfected for centuries, while preserving the soul of the Andean people,” added Cutipa.

Another alpaca wool craftswoman, Victoria Quispe Mamani, speaking in her native indigenous Quechua language from her isolated workshop in the highlands of Peru, commented: “We hope everyone especially enjoys the incredible warmth and the beauty of our traditional alpaca fleece, which has kept our families warm for centuries in the Andes mountains. Nature and apus – the spirits of our mountains – and Pachamama, our mother earth goddess, are our main inspirations as we weave and knit our traditional alpaca wool into beautiful works of art. My creations come from the depths of my imagination, guided by my ancestors. Those of us who keep the historical Inca weaving arts alive keep thinking about weaving, while carefully maintaining our deep and meaningful friendships with the spirits of the surrounding mountains – for these are the apus that protect and help us.

These stories and stories are examples of the unique experience that is and – connecting online shoppers with exceptional, limited edition craftsmanship from thousands of passionate master craftsmen in the developing world.

Canadian buyers can also choose to browse through NOVICA’s popular new cause-themed purchase option. “NOVICA’s ‘Cause’ menu is another great way to amplify your positive impact,” explained Milk, adding: “Our customers can now easily find and hang out with artisans who identify with causes close to their hearts. . This further expands our mission to help raise awareness and understand among disparate peoples. We are already receiving excellent feedback on this new option, which also aligns with our goals of preserving cultural traditions, providing great opportunities for artisans and improving lives.

NOVICA’s thematic shopping categories include “Child Care”, “Empowering Women”, “Enable Education”, “Preserving Traditions”, “Improving Communities”, “Overcoming Adversity”, “Supporting Conservation” , “Overcoming Cancer” and “” Working with People with Disabilities. The links of the participating artisans with these specific themes are reflected in their biographies.

NOVICA also offers the world’s largest online collection of handcrafted, fair-trade jewelry. This wide selection of unique jewelry is also now available to customers in Canada through

NOVICA is the world’s largest online impact marketplace. Focused on the mission of empowering artisans and preserving cultures around the world, NOVICA features the biographies and creations of thousands of master artisans who sell a selection of over 100,000 limited edition fair trade treasures to retail customers on and Offerings range from handmade jewelry and clothing, to hand-woven rugs and tapestries, to hand-carved decors, collectibles, original fine art and unique gifts. NOVICA is headquartered in Los Angeles and has eight Craftsman Empowerment Centers around the world. NOVICA pioneered this direct artisan-to-consumer concept when it was launched in 1999. In 2020, NOVICA expanded into the world of subscription boxes by acquiring Love Goodly, one of the subscription boxes. the most reliable and award-winning in the field of clean beauty. In September 2021, NOVICA launched the Undiscovered Box ( – a quarterly, regionally-themed subscription to ethically handcrafted global treasures. In November 2021, NOVICA extended its reach in Canada by launching a dedicated sister site, To date, NOVICA has sent over $ 115 million directly to artisans in developing countries.

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