Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Save The Toys!!
As you may know, I'm a huge fan of all things handmade. I've also, since the lead scares of Chinese made products, become more vigilant about what toys I buy for the kiddos. Which brings me to the reason for this post. I can't type eloquently right now with both kids at my knee, so I'll send you to this link, but to sum it all up, congress is passing legislation that would make it almost impossible for small handmade toy makers (including, possibly, my talented lil' sis) from selling their toys (by forcing them to go through very expensive testing). There is a huge community of people who make their living this way (check out etsy.com if you haven't already), making awesome toys that are personal, handmade, well crafted and unique. Coming from a long line of craftsmen, and being a small business "crafter" myself, I'm asking you today to take a tiny bit of your time to help. Because I want to be able to buy this and this and this for my babes!
Posted by The Family Wright at 10:05 AM