Amman Shirt Shops Serve Up Green Tees


Four small businesses, starting as street vendors, offer up made-in-Jordan artwork with heart.  I’m a gift-giving locavore, preferring artifacts sourced or created wherever I happen to call home. Jordan offers amazing experiences ranging from ancient sites to eco-tours, but if you want a simple souvenir with youth appeal the kingdom falls flat. I stumbled across four […]

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Eco-Art Gift Ideas for Sandy Claus


Whether your sandy reminiscences are wet or dry, two artists have devised ways to make your memories tangible. My brain inextricably links sand to sea thanks to 25 summers spent on a New Jersey barrier island. Middle East experiences have me now connecting the grainy stuff to locations and memories largely devoid of water, such […]

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MADEO Consolidates Stylish and Eco-Friendly Design Products


MADEO does the leg work for you when it comes to tracking down cool gifts for your eco-trendy friends. You know the scenario: it’s your cool eco-friendly pal’s housewarming/birthday/holiday party/fill-in-the-blank party and you are short one fabulous/original/aesthetic/environmentally-considerate gift.  You want something creative yet functional, like a cool hanging wine glass rack or a funky bread […]

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Upcoming Giftec Exhibition in Tel Aviv to Feature Local Palestinian Handicrafts


Giftec, an industry show featuring various types of gifts and housewares that achieved great success in Tel Aviv this past February, is having another show starting today (August 10) and running through Wednesday (August 12).  The items in the show will include textiles, dishes, kitchenware, art, souveneirs, Judaica, and more. This time, however, Giftec will […]

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Going For The "Green" In Gold Jewelry


Gold has always fascinated mankind with its beauty and its durability. An Israeli artisan named David Weitzman is now involved in turning this precious metal, as well as silver and other metals into beautiful talisman and amulet pieces that promote environmental awareness as well as spiritual ties to Mother Earth. Weitzman, through his Ka Gold […]

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Amulet Gifts Bring Your Loved Ones Local, Handmade Love and Protection


Okay boys, let’s go over our Valentine’s Day list.  Organic homemade candy – check.  Potted flower plant – check.  Local handmade jewelry – ?  Don’t tell us you’re still scrambling?  The overly commercialized holiday of love is just around the corner!  Don’t worry, though.  We’ve got a jewelry tip that’s just right for your green, […]

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