How is Jolica different from other direct sales companies?
Unique to direct sales companies, Jolica gives its customers the opportunity to purchase unique, handcrafted products and to make a positive difference in the world. Jolica's beautifully designed jewelry and accessories are handcrafted by talented artisans in Peru, Chile, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal. Because we believe it is important that artisans benefit directly from their skill and their hard work, we purchase our accessories following the principles of Fair Trade. On top of that, 5% of every sale goes to the Jolica Foundation, which invests in small community-based health and business development programs around the world.
What does Fair Trade mean?
Fair Trade is a way of engaging in business relationships that is based on dialogue, transparency and respect. As a Fair Trade organization Jolica is committed to long term, ethical trade relationships with its producer partners. Jolica is a member of the Fair Trade Federation (www.fairtradefederations.org).
How can I purchase your products?
Jolica's product line can be purchased through Gift Consultants at home parties, fundraisers, and trade shows, as well as online.
Why does Jolica sell through direct sales and home parties?
The Direct Sales model means women everywhere have the opportunity to develop their own successful jewelry and accessories business, based on their schedule. There are no bricks and mortar stores to rent, nor the expenses of Fair Trade product sourcing to pay for. Home parties are the perfect venue to showcase Jolica's handcrafted and Fair Trade products, both for their story and their beauty. Shopping at home is relaxed, intimate and fun.
Does Jolica do fundraiser events?
Yes. Many of Jolica's Gift Consultants are happy to help fundraisers through Jolica sales.
What projects has the Jolica Foundation supported?
The Jolica Foundation has partnered with cbm Canada and MEDA on a variety of projects, typically focussing on addressing those barriers which prevent individuals from supporting themselves or their family. These barriers may be related health issues such as blindness, malaria, or clubfoot, or cultural issues such as home-bound women in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Others deal with systemic issues such as the lack of appropriate education. 5% of all sales go to the Jolica Foundation.
What does hosting a party involve?
Jolica encourages parties that are relaxed - for the hostess as well as her guests. Once you have committed to hosting a party your Gift Consultant will help you put together a list of who to invite. Invite your friends via social media, phone, personal conversation or even snail mail. The more people you invite, the more fun you'll have.
What will I earn when I host a party?
Jolica offers a very generous host program. You can qualify for free and half price items, of your choosing, based on your party sales. Check out our hostess plan https://www.jolica.com/host for more information. Hosting a party is a great way to add to your personal Jolica collection.
How does my party help artisans?
Every piece of jewelry, every scarf and every handbag sold at your party was handcrafted by a skilled artisan producer who was paid and treated fairly for their work, according to Fair Trade standards (see www.fairtradefederation.org). Your party makes it possible for more artisans to feed, clothe, shelter and educate their families.
How does my party support the Jolica Foundation?
Jolica designates 5% of every sale to the Jolica Foundation - investing in small community based business development, assisting with health and welfare programs, etc. See https://www.jolica.com/foundation for more information.
Can I use my party as a Fundraiser?
Yes, your party can raise money for the cause you care about. Fundraiser events earn 20% of sales. Contact your local Gift Consultant or email@example.com for more details.
Can I host a party if there is no Gift Consultant in my area?
Yes, you can host a catalogue party! A Gift Consultant will work with you from a distance. Or, perhaps this is the perfect opportunity for you to start your own Jolica business!
Does Jolica sell products made out of eco-friendly materials?
Yes! Jolica sells jewelry made out of recycled beach glass, shells, horn and paper. We also sell a unique collection of eco-leather bags and briefcases. Our beautiful packing is handmade in Nepal out of recycled paper.
What happens if an item I order is out of stock?
Jolica makes every effort to have every item, in stock, at all times. However, occasionally items can be delayed. If this happens your Gift Consultant will advise you of the wait time. You can choose to wait for it, choose an alternate product, or cancel your order.
Where are Jolica products made?
Jolica's accessories are handcrafted in India, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, Peru and Chile.
What if I am unsatisfied with my order?
We want you to be delighted with every Jolica piece you purchase. If this is not the case it can be returned for exchange or refund, with the accompanying original receipt proof-of-purchase and provided it is in new condition. We also have a Lifetime Replacement Policy. For more detailed information please contact your Gift Consultant or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Orders are typically received within 2 weeks of ordering, but we cannot guarantee shipping times.
Is all the silver jewelry sterling silver?
Yes. All of our silver jewelry is made of 925 silver, which means it is at least 92.5% pure silver.
My silver bracelet bends easily. Should I be concerned?
Not at all. The purer the silver, the more malleable it is. It is normal for there to be some "play" in your piece.
What is eco-leather?
Eco-leather is processed using less chemicals, making it more environmentally friendly, and safer for the leather workers to work with.
What is mother of pearl?
Mother of pearl is the iridescent inner layer of sea shells. Typically a white color, it sometimes takes on shades of green. Because of its beauty, mother of pearl is used by artisans around the world.
What kinds of gemstones do you use?
Our artisans use locally available semi-precious gemstones. Because gemstones are natural stones their colors can vary. For example, amethyst can range from light pink (almost white) to deep purple.
Why doesn't turquoise all look the same?
Surprisingly, turquoise stone is not always turquoise in color. It can vary from shades of green to shades of blue, depending on the chemicals in the surrounding rock. Marbling and spidering (black or brown veins) make each piece unique and enhance its natural beauty and value.
What kind of leather is used for your handbags?
Most of Jolica's bags are made of very soft cow leather. However, since stamped designs do not show well on cow leather, goat leather is typically used for these bags.
What is 'batik'?
Batik is a process of creating designs which uses wax. The wax is applied to areas of the fabric which artisans do not want to colour. The fabric is then dyed, and the process is repeated until the design is complete. After the last dye bath the wax is removed and the design emerges. No two pieces of batik are exactly alike.
Why is alpaca so special?
Alpacas have been raised in the Andes for centuries, not as beasts of burden but rather for their beautifully soft hair. Artisans have a long tradition of using this fibre to create soft, warm, moisture-resistant textiles. Alpaca are not hurt by the shearing process.