What does globally-inspired décor mean? Simply put, it’s a way for you to show your appreciation for other cultures by featuring the work of artisans from around the world in your home décor. But does being globally-inspired mean you have to be a jetsetter? Traveling to exotic countries and locales is certainly an exciting way to pick up some handcrafted items and décor ideas, but what if that kind of travel really isn’t an option for you right now? Not a problem at all. In fact, you can absolutely infuse a global flavor into your home, without ever needing to leave home!

Thanks to all the resources of the internet, you can learn a lot about other cultures right from the comfort of your couch. And thanks to web-based stores like JenniferAdams.com you can purchase beautifully-made, handcrafted décor from around the globe, and have it shipped right to your door. It’s at the tips of your fingers, and you can visualize these gorgeous pieces online to help you plan for (and attain!) the global style you want for your personal space.

It might help to start with a clearer idea of some specific items you can use to create a more globally-inspired interior. Global décor typically includes artisan pieces like textiles (rugs, tablecloths, blankets, upholstery, etc.), along with baskets, pottery, and other handcrafted artwork. These tend to be handmade goods which are produced by skilled native artisans using locally-sourced ingredients. Not only are these pieces beautiful to use for decorating your home, but they also carry the enchantment of being imbued with the story of the culture and the artisans who produced them. The best décor always has a story to tell, and these globally-inspired stories can really enliven and enrich your space!

One other thing to keep in mind when shopping for globally-inspired décor is to be sure you’re purchasing responsibly. In other words, you want to look for items that have been sourced & produced ethically, and that the business in question uses fair trade principles. Being cognizant of where and how a product was made – and how your purchase actually supports the artisans who make it – just serves to validate and enhance the whole buying experience.

Conscious Commerce at Jennifer Adams

The idea of purchasing conscientiously and ethically is a principle we take very seriously at Jennifer Adams, as it supports our core value of giving back to our communities – both locally and globally. And this is why we want to make you aware of our collection of unique, handwoven artisan products from villages in Ghana, Rwanda, and Uganda. The goal behind our Conscious Commerce initiative is to give back to poverty-stricken villagers by giving them a global platform for selling their goods, and we’re excited to make these beautiful products available to all of our customers!

The collection includes handwoven bowls like the Light Taupe Intore, the Black Hope, and the Cool Color-Blocked Raffia. There are woven vases like the Silver Blue Abstract, the Light Taupe Diyama, and the Half-Heathered Blue Night Raffia. We also have a stunning selection of serving trays that are both decorative and functional for use on your dining room table or coffee table. Along with trays, we have sets of matching coasters in an array of intricate designs and colors, and we also have an assortment of bread baskets and utensil holders. Beyond that, our collection also features an eclectic mix of woven wall décor that can be hung up for decoration, or that can be displayed as beautiful table centerpieces.

Every individually-curated item in our collection tells its own inspiring story when you stop to appreciate the hard work, creativity, and pride these artisans put into each one of these unique creations. From their villages straight to you, these globally-inspired pieces make fantastic decorative accents for any room in your home.

We invite you to take a moment to explore our Conscious Commerce collection. You’re sure to fall in love with the simple-yet-elegant beauty and handcrafted quality of each piece. Plus, you’ll feel good about any purchases you make, because you’ll know that you’re helping to make a difference in communities halfway around the world. These items make fantastic gifts, too!

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