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Recipient of the November 2009 Wake Up! Award, Novica is an online fair-trade company that showcases and sells limited-edition paintings, home décor, clothing, and jewelry made by artisans around the world. While browsing the thousands of artifacts on Novica's site, buyers will be introduced to the crafter through a written bio or video in a section dubbed Keepers of the Arts. Decorate your body in hand-crafted men's and women's jewelry, like the Gentle Day pearl and peridot cocktail ring from Bali and Java ($59.99) or the Tying the Knot sterling-silver knot cuff links from Mexico ($51.99). Or decorate your body's shelter with a Gabonese wood mask ($94.95) or a 2'x3' cotton Shooting Star rug from India ($32.95).