Shhhhhhh. Don’t tell., but I’ll let you in on a secret. I will put up samples of the new line of recycled mosquito netting bags that I’ll be carrying. As stated in a prior posts, these will be available in silver, hunter green, copper, deep blue, and yellow.
So, and away we go:
This is called the Fellini Pannolini and Everything Else Bag for Men and Women. Long name, I know, and perhaps I’ll edit. Why “Fellini?” Well, that’s my little dog’s name, and it rhymes with pannolini. And, what’s pannolini? Well, that’s Italian for diaper. The Fellini bag make for the perfect diaper bag, the perfect laptop bag, the perfect knitting bag, the perfect overnight bag, the perfect commuter bag. The uses of this great, big, waterproof, and hip bag are (almost) endless.
The following is an email I received from a good friend who I met during our days together at the Labor Relations and Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. This email is so positive and so inspiring that I feel compelled to post it here to show that no matter how many times we feel as though we’re in a never ending battle, positive change can and does occur.
I hope you enjoy, and, as always, welcome your comments.
As a kid in the 1970’s, there was little doubt about what I wanted for breakfast, it was always Lucky Charms. Frankly, I didn’t care for the sugary oat part too much, but ate them, and ate around the hearts, moons, stars, and clover marshmallows to save them for later when they would get all soft and mushy and big in the skim milk. Those were the easy days. And, whenever we approach St Patrick’s day I think about Lucky Charms, with the little leprechuan, and think that they really lived up to their name as a magically delicious treat.
Of course, as I grew up I grew out of my taste for Lucky Charms. (Well, not really. Now, as an adult if I was marshmallows, I just find marshmallows, especially this time of year, when those delicious and unhealthy Peeps are so prevalent. And, just in case you are wondering, they doexpand when microwaved. But, their glory is short lived, because then they just die.)
Due to the magic of high speed travel, I have some new samples, or prototypes, if you like.
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store:
A new material. Three Stone Steps will now be carrying three items made in woven, used plastic bags. People in Phnom Penh collect these overly ubiquitous bags, and they are then provided with soap to wash them, and dry them in the sun. They are then paid for their work, and then recycled into great bags. Here’s a detail that I hope just doesn’t look like a great black blob:
First up in this this occasional series of taking a closer look at Three Stone Steps‘ retail customers is Global Fayre, located in Springfield, Missouri. You can also find Global Fayre, and befriend them even, on their myspace page.
What follows is my email interview with one of the owners, David. Should you find yourself in Springfield, please stop by!
How did you come up with the name Global Fayre?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.