Friday, September 11, 2009

All about handmade!

With people around the world becoming more conscience of our economic and environmental struggles, there has been a large movement to buy locally and buy handmade. Why? You are supporting local businesses by stimulating the economy in your community as well as helping grow smaller, mom and pop owned businesses. Have you taken your pledge to buy handmade? Well you can do so at

The pledge is sponsored by an organization put together by some of those on the forefront of the handmade movement. Etsy, Craftster, indiepublic, Craft Magazine, Interweave, Burdastyle, The Austin Craft Mafia, Design*Sponge, and The American Craft Council make up the Handmade Consortium with the common goal of encouraging people to buy handmade. It is a great cause and a wonderful idea and their site is a great resource for links, articles and of course for you to take your pledge. With the holidays coming up quick, I strongly encourage you to take the pledge and challenge yourself to buy handmade!

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