what if you couldn't buy handmade things for yourself or your children with the ease that you currently can? as many of you know CPSIA is threatening to wipe out tens of thousands of independent makers of children's goods (people like me!) and while we are all signing petitions and making our concerns known, it's still important to spread the news to as many people as we can and get as many signatures and voices as possible. The idea is a good one--- protect our kids from lead and other bad stuff... but the bad stuff isn't coming from the small business owners... the people who STARTED their businesses in an attempt to offer alternatives to buying toys and goods of unknown origin from nameless, faceless factories and businesses overseas.
personally, i think the odds are very good that this grassroots effort will meet a positive response and that the law will be amended favorably. BUT, now isn't the time to be lazy about things, right?
so, i'd like to extend a special offer in the hopes that you'll make your voice heard and be rewarded with a little treat!
Visit the Handmade Toy Alliance website and sign petition, then comment here and i'll send you a coupon code for etsy and receive--- ***40% any purchase over $30!!!*** or ***5% off any purchase under $30***
stimulate the economy.
celebrate the handmade.
stock up for valentine's day.
show those CPSC folks that YOUR money (read: THEIR money) is going to stay firmly in your pockets if it can't support local, small & handmade.
stick it to the man, and get something cute too!
(Ps--- be sure to include your email address or link to your blog in your comment, so i can contact you with your code!)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Posted by Fall 2011 at 10:30 AM