Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Take The Pledge!

As an Etsy Shop owner, I have become more conscious of using and purchasing handmade products. As a fellow crafter, today I took the pledge to buy handmade and wanted to share a little bit about this movement with you. The information below comes directly from their site"

"Buyhandmade.org is a collaboration between Etsy, Craftster, indiepublic, Craft Magazine, Interweave, Burdastyle, The Austin Craft Mafia, Design*Sponge, and The American Craft Council, nine prominent forces in the DIY and handmade worlds. Calling ourselves The Handmade Consortium, we have banded together to encourage people to buy handmade this holiday season.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left people all dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Buying handmade helps them reconnect. We created the pledge as a call to action for consumers to be conscious of how they spend their money this holiday season. We want people, whenever possible, to support independent creators and shop outside the big boxes.

For more information please write pledge(at)buyhandmade(dot)org."

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