Thursday, December 11, 2008

Featured in a Blog

There has been a ton of information floating around on http://www.etsy.com/ about the new laws being put into place on Feb. 10th 2009... the aim of the law was to protect children from cheap imports that contained phalates and lead. Toys were the main target but by extension, everything that is intended for children under 12 has been put at risk.
This includes Little Pods Clothing Company.

All fabric, paints, wares, materials must be test for each and every product sold. I am not just a seller, I am also a mother, and I worry how this will affect the affordability (did I just make that word up?) of toys that my son loves, or the availability of these toys at all.

If you are interested in reading about this new law and what you can do to help it get amended so it will not put small business owners like the thousands of wonderful artists on etsy, you can look at any of these links. They all offer great information and resources to help us keep fighting the good fight.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5951425
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5935443
or
http://nationalbankruptcyday.com/

In lighter, happier news, one of my products has been feature in a blog by another etsy seller!
Crafts By Candice- who can be found here at her etsy shop... http://www.drumchick99.etsy.com/
Her blog, with my feature item can be found right here:
http://craftsbycandice.blogspot.com/
Please check it out and tell her what a wonderful job she did with ALL the featured artists. I am very proud and very flattered.

In other, non-related (but kind of in a non-related way) news, a friend of mine stopped by today to drop off some pictures I had ordered (it doesn't hurt to add that they were pictures from my wedding, three years and some off months ago- and he was my photographer, and I was JUST getting around to ordering them... but I digress).. He mentioned that if I sent him my photos he would help me make them look just a bit more professional (something I struggle terribly with) so I am psyched and hope you will all be on the look out for New and Improve Little Pods photos!

And with that- good evening!

5 comments:

vtpuggirl said...

My family is originally from Pittsburgh. Adorable clothing!

blueberryjunkie said...

Thanks for all the info on the new law, and congrats for being featured in another blog.

christina said...

Thanks for the compliment on my work. Yours is quite amazing, as well!

NoraAnne said...

Hi! Your clothing is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog, isn't 2/5 such a fun age?! (minus the temper tantrums!!) And congrats on expecting baby #2!
Boy or girl? or unknown yet?!

Amy Yang said...

Jen, to get the follow me gadget you just add it on your blog dashboard page. It's one of the new features and since I added it maybe a month ago, I've gotten the 25 new followers. :)