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Thumbprint Artifacts

Sylvan Lake,  MI 
United States
  • Booth: 222

Fair trade home decor items handcrafted in South Africa.

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 Original T-Bag Designs. 

Brands: Kapula, Original T-Bag Designs, Godfrey, Mutual Adoration

 Show Specials

  • $250 order        Free taper display tray: handmade wooden tray attractively displays 12 pairs of tapers and includes a story card of the artisans

    $300 order:       Free - 3 pairs of tapers

    $400 order:       Free - 6 pairs of tapers

    $600 order:       Free - 12 pairs of tapers

    $800+ order:     Free - 18 pairs of tapers


  • Kapula Candles
    Hand painted, unscented, dripless, and long-burning candles - handcrafted in South Africa. Kapula is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organizations. Wide variety of designs for all home decor, including a wide selection of holiday designs....

  • These hand painted, fair trade candles are available in a wide variety of designs and sizes that enhance traditional, modern and beach decors. Designs can also be customized - perfect for corporate gifting, as well as special events, including weddings and museum exhibits. The holiday designs include: Christmas, Valentine's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Kwanzaa,. The Judaica selection includes a full assortment of sizes, as well as Shabbat candles. 

    The price points for these candles make them perfect for gift giving, as well as growing incremental tabletop sales. Tapers are the most popular size and we include a display piece, which includes a story card of the artisans, with opening orders. A unique feature of the pillars is that they glow from the inside when lit, which highlights the hand painted artistry of the candles. 

    It requires the skills of up to 12 artisans to paint one candle. Over 90% of the artisans are women, primarily single mothers. Imagine how many lives are impacted with the purchase of each candle!

  • Kapula Ceramics
    Handcrafted by Kapula, a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization. These bright colored, fun designs are perfect for gift giving and a unique offering for home decor and tabletop. Microwave and dishwasher safe....

  • Kapula Ceramics are available in a wide variety of designs in a wide assortment of products. The selection includes: mugs, serving pieces, soap dishes and spoon rests. Most of the items are invidividually gift boxed - making them gift-ready! Microwave and dishwasher safe. 

    Kapula is located in a small rural village east of Cape Town, South Africa. Over 90% of the artisans are women, most of whom are single mothers that often support an extended family.

  • Original T-Bag Designs
    The hand painted canvas for these products, handcrafted in a village south of Capetown, South Africa, are recycled teabags! The product line includes tealights, wooden coasters and glass coasters. Proudly South Africa - a fair trade company.<br /><br />...

  • The mission of Original T-Bag Designs is to empower members of the local township to turn discarded tea bags from around the world into beautiful works of art! The product line includes  tealights and coasters.

    The tealights are available in three designs: Marine, Heart and Original. Each glass tealight includes three handpainted teabags in a variety of designs that are uniquely created by the skilled local artisans.  A tealight candle is included.  These tealights have a wonderful glow when lit as it highlights the hand painted artistry.

    The coasters are available in glass or wood, both availabe in two designs: Heart and Original. 

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