This unique chess set is not only special because it's made out of recycled auto parts, but by purchasing you also get to give back in a very meaningful way. National Geographic-associated NOVICA partnered with UNICEF to establish the UNICEF Market. Using an online fair trade marketplace, NOVICA brings together economically disadvantaged artisans and new customers. The UNICEF Market sells a range of products such as paintings, jewelry, clothing and accessories in an effort to help needy children.
Designed by Mexican artist Armando Ramirez, the artisan tabletop game was created as part of the Recycling Challenge. Made out of recycled auto parts, the chess set beautifully puts salvaged materials like scrap metal to good use. The sleek set is black and silver and is made specifically out of die machine pieces.