Novica, the impact ecommerce marketplace, has launched a dedicated site in the UK.
The new website will enable UK shoppers to order handmade, fair trade products from thousands of remote artists and artisans from around the world for delivery direct to their doorsteps.
Novica’s eight global “artisan empowerment hubs” allow individual artists and artisans to list their handmade wares and benefit from services such as standardised measurements, photography, quality control, packing and gift wrapping, as well as international shipping and returns.
The company also provides business counselling to participating artisans and interest-free microcredit loans.
Among its most popular handmade categories, Novica offers the largest collection of fair trade jewellery in the world at nearly 40,000 listings.
Other popular categories include gifts, handmade fashion and home decor.
“We’re thrilled to welcome everyone in the UK to join us on this journey of artistic discovery called Novica,” Novica chief executive Roberto Milk said.
“We invite UK shoppers to beautify their lives with exceptional handmade works of art while at the same time making a significant difference in the lives of talented artisans worldwide.”