Thumbprint Artifacts

Sylvan Lake,  MI 
United States
  • Booth: 222

Thumbprint Artifacts offers unique and distinctive home decor items that are handcrafted in South Africa by fair trade companies. Our assortment of products include Kapula Candles and Ceramics (a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization) and SoyLites Candles - NEW! 

Brands: Kapula, Original T-Bag Designs, Godfrey's, SoyLites , Mutual Adoration

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  • Each candle requires the skills of up to 12 artisans! Almost 90% of artisans are women, primarily single mothers. Every candle purchased helps to provide sustainable employment for the artisans so that they can care for themselves, their children and positively impact their communities.

    Opening order of $250            Show Special:  FREE handmade wooden taper display box

    Your $300+ order                    Show Special:  FREE 3 pairs hand painted taper candles ($16.50 value)

    Your $400+ order                    Show Special:  FREE 6 pairs hand painted taper candles ($33 value)

    Your $600+ order                    Show Special:  FREE 12 pairs hand painted taper candles   ($66 value)

    Your $800+ order                    Show Special:  FREE 18 pairs hand painted taper candles ($99 value)

    NOTE: the total order may be a combination of all of our products: candles, ceramics, tealights, coasters and beaded animals.


  • Kapula Candles - a guaranteed member of WFTO
    The candles are handcrafted in a small rural village by women in South Africa. The candles are unscented and dripless. The designs include Christmas and Judaica, plus a variety of designs from beachy to traditional to whimsical - in a variety of sizes....

  • Kapula Candles are hand poured and hand painted in a small village east of Cape Town, South Africa. Kapula is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Approximately 90% of the artisans are women, primarily single mothers that support not only their children, but often an extended family.

    It can require the skills of up to 12 women to paint one candle! Think of the impact that each purchase in the States makes to the number of women and children in South Africa.

    The candles are made from the highest quality fully refined wax, 100% cotton wicks and a very high quality non-toxic candle paint. The skill of candle painting has been passed down for generations and Kapula remains a family owned and operated company.

    The candle designs are unique to Kapula and vary from holiday themes: Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Valentines Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July! In addition, there are designs to complement every decor from cottage to traditional and somewhere inbetween.

    Kapula also has the unique ability to create custom designs that are perfect for corporate gifting, weddings and other special events or themed exhibits. Please be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about these opportunities.

  • Kapula Ceramics - a guaranteed member of WFTO
    These brightly colored and intricately painted pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe! They will add some fun to your product assortment. All painted by women in a small rural village east of Cape Town, South Africa....

  • Kapula Ceramics are handcrafted in South Africa. Kapula is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization. 

    Each piece is hand painted and then high-fired four times to obtain the brilliance of colors. This process also makes them chip resistant. They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Available in a variety of designs and shapes including various serving pieces, mugs, soap dishes and spoon rests!

  • Original T-Bag Designs
    The canvas for each piece created in South Africa by this fairly traded company are recycled teabags! Each teabag has been dried, ironed and then hand painted by women from the township south of Cape Town. Each item is a unique piece of art....

  • Original T-Bag Designs is located in a small village south of Cape Town. The women in the township have been trained with the skills to create these lovely pieces handcrafted with recycled teabags that have been collected from around the world!

    The tealights are available in three different designs: Original, Heart and Marine. These pieces are beautiful decor pieces, however when lit they radiate a wonderful glow.

    And the coasters are available in both the wood and glass in the Original and Heart designs.

  • Godfrey's Beaded Animals
    These charming beaded animals are created by Godfrey and his team of talented workers. They are located just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Each piece has a personality of their own!...

  • Godfrey and his talented team hand bead these wonderful animals into key chain sizes and a larger size that works great for decor pieces and Christmas ornaments! Each piece has it's own character and charm. Available in a variety of different animals - all representative of South Africa.
  • SoyLites
    SoyLites is the original soy candle brand in South Africa. A line of natural soy based aromatherapy body candles. Innovative eco-authentic products that your skin will love, while engaging your mind, body and spirit....

  • “Our mission is to enhance your everyday living by engaging your senses” 
    SoyLites is the original soy candle brand in South Africa, bringing together a passion for nature-friendly products and an innovative flair. SoyLites candles are so much more than just a quality aromatic treat for you and your home. Our natural soy candles are also effective and nourishing full body products. Made with cosmetic grade soy wax, SoyLites body candles are both versatile, long lasting aromatherapy candles and non-greasy moisturising products that keep your skin nourished.

    We combine various essential oils, each with their own unique qualities, creating a range of exotic blends designed to positively influence your mood and enhance your day. 

    We are uncompromising when it comes to the quality of our raw materials and source only the finest quality natural ingredients. All our products are made with vegetable oils and are free of hidden additives such as chemicals, preservatives or petroleum derivatives. 

    SoyLites are being introduced to the U.S. market in three different sizes: 220 ml, 70 ml and 55 ml travel size. They are also available in four different scents: Decadence, Rejuvenation, Serenity and Harmony.

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