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hi there. if you're visiting us for the first time, welcome! we're glad you stopped by...

we're so thrilled with the article that the democrat and chronicle published about us today. emily shearing is a tremendously sweet and talented writer who really understands the heart of what we are trying to do. a big thanks to her!

we're excited to announce that second storie will be branching out to buffalo this summer. with the help of our dear friends nicole and shelly we are certain it will be a success. we hope that all of you here in rochester will make the short trip out to see us! we'll keep you posted right here in the very near future about the when and where. want more direct updates? sign up for our mailing list!

and we are psyched to share with you this great news: the cpsia has suspended it's mandatory testing for a year. that means we have that much more time to get organized and get things changed! you can read more here.

3 comments:

shanna murray said...

Such great news about the CSPIA suspension! I'm breathing a little easier now!

Karley said...

This is good news regarding th CSPIA. This is very similar to the FDA Globalization Act of 2008, which threatened to put most Indie businesses out of business in the skin care, cosmetics, bath & body niche. That was greatly revised to be much more fair for 2009.

Congratulations on the feature in the D & C!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me!!!! I am a designer that works, unfortunately, in a 9-5 job designing textiles for a major retailer. This bill is difficult for all to manage, but to say that the "handmade" community knows what goes into what they produce is a joke. I too make handmade functional work and it it would be impossible for me to know what is in all materials unless I have it tested. Stop passing off "handmade" as being safe unless you have the testing to prove it.

I am in the same boat as all of you, but it makes me so mad to have you guys whine about this. The fact is, wake up and be more conscientious of what you sell along with all the "big box" stores. Just because it's re-used, or made by hand does not make it safe. Be knowledgeable of your materials and the end use.

FYI-- take some environmental production classes- and back up what you tout. Welcome to the world of retail.