As I gear back up to get back into blogging after taking a break to enjoy my sister and nephew having moved in with me and my hubby, I decided to take part in something great...
The Handmade Toy Alliance (http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/) is coordinating a push to buy handmade and local products during American Craft Week (http://www.americancraftweek.com/).
Why am I participating in spreading the word? The reason is two-fold...
1. I myself am a small business owner, making my products by hand, and I strongly support consumers buying from their local businesses and supporting the small-business owners, who often have higher quality items, sometimes at a lower cost.
2. Now that there's a baby in the house, I understand better the importance of what types of toys we give our children and knowing where they came from.
So, I hope you'll consider joining in - or at least reading about the pledge and spreading the word...
To find out more about the pledge and how you can get involved, check out this site: http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/Community/HandmadePledge.aspx. You can also read their press release to learn more: http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/node/507012.
They also have a facebook and twitter page: www.facebook.com/toyalliance and @toyalliance.
When tweeting about it, if you'd like to spread the word, be sure to use the hashtag #HTApledge.