I have an idea.
And it’s a challenge – for me, and for you – and for as many people as we can get involved!
What if – for a whole month – you only bought handmade? That’s my challenge to you for the whole of May 2010 – to buy only handmade goods.
Now – obviously this doesn’t include things like medication… with some things in life you don’t have the choice to buy handmade 🙂
But for things like…
- Clothing, shoes and accessories
- Handbags, purses
- Home decor
- Food if you can find it! (think your local farmer’s market)
- Journals, notepaper, calendars
- Crockery, pottery
- and much more….
… there are a wealth of options out there – both online and at your local markets!
Just think – for a whole month you’ll be making the conscious choice to support a micro-business – to pay your hard-earned money straight to the person who put care and love into the item you’re purchasing – rather than to an anonymous corporation.
I think that’s a worthwhile goal – and I’ll be following the challenge and blogging about it here during May 2010.
I’m a big believer in ‘every person makes a difference’ – and the more people we can get behind this idea, the more of a ripple effect we can create – and the more we can support handmade!
*Need something and really can’t find it handmade? Aim to buy vintage or secondhand instead!*
You can pledge your participation below – and also make sure to e-mail me links to any blog posts you do about Handmade May – I’m hoping to share these with my readers, too! (jessica AT epherielldesigns.com)
So – are you ready to take the Handmade May Challenge? Leave your pledge here, and take a button to spread the word on your blog!
Link back to this page – http://EpheriellDesigns.com/Handmade-May
Or, just copy this snippet of code and pop it in a widget on your blog sidebar…
<a href=”http://EpheriellDesigns.com/Handmade-May”><img src=”http://EpheriellDesigns.com/Handmade-May-Button.gif”></a>
(Please note that I have to manually approve/add each pledge, so it may take a little while for your pledge to appear – but it will!)