Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Save Handmade

We are fans of handmade here at project{create a home}...and if you are too, you should read on.

But this year, congress passed the ill-conceived Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, a law which goes into effect in in a few days and will absolutely wipe out the small toy makers, independent artisans, and crafters who have already earned the public trust. I have tons of ETSY love...and those are the exact people we are talking about.

Now, please don't misunderstand...we are all for strengthening the safety standards of mass produced toys...we all remember clearly the major issues recently with lead paint on toys from China. But with this act, the CPSIA will affect so many people...artisans who are Moms who sew in their homes, woodworkers who carve trains, the felt food toys, etc. All those people will now be required to invest in third party toy testing and special labeling to prove the toys are non-toxic

so, if you are interested in having you voice heard, head over to Cool Mom picks and read about saving handmade. Be an advocate. Write you Senator and Congressman. Do something.

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  1. Thanks for helping to bring attention to this potential catastrophe. Great post!

  2. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about this poorly written law. It affects us all. Here's hoping it's amended soon to minimize the damage being done.


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