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Life, we think, should be chock full of adventures, nifty coincidences, accidental conversations, and daily discoveries. Not getting enough? Try our Fairly Traded, adventure ready bags, clothes and charmed objects. Then…venture forth with good karma on your body.

Unique Batik is a Fair Trade wholesaler and online retailer based in Raleigh, NC.  In business since 1991, Unique Batik now partners with artisans (individuals and families) in Guatemala, Ghana, Thailand, and Chile.  A proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, Unique Batik guarantees its artisans fair wages, long-term relationships, and safe working conditions that are free from discrimination and forced child labor.  This allows the artists to make a living, stay in their home communities and carry on cultural traditions.

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What makes a bird a bird?


Ubiquitous and radiant, birds are true wildlife anyone can observe without flying to remote jungles. Since their presence is so commonplace it is easy to be unaware of their magic. Yet they have the potential to mesmerize anyone sitting still long enough.


Stop and marvel

I only started paying attention when I lived on a forested hill in Guatemala in my forties. (Guatemala boasts more than 7...