Well, it appears as though I’m catching up! What is it with this Web 2.0 stuff? Anyway, if you haven’t had enough of seeing the handbags, scarves, jewelry rolls, messenger bags, mosquito netting and assorted fashion accessories static…well, here you go with a slide version.
And, to think, those kids on myspace have been doing this already for years!
…but far, far, far too early.
I’m getting ready for my selling season, that is, selling my fine silk scarves, eco-chic bags, silk and cotton bags, and other accessories at home shows and shows at prep schools and even synagogues.
I’m bringing this up far to early, I know.
But, no time like the present to prepare.
I don’t want to be part of moving the holiday season earlier and earlier and earlier. But, it’s happening all around us. Back in the day, the holiday season kicked off in earnest after Thanksgiving. Quite a bit of time for the shopping and hoopla, to be sure, but really enough time for it. I’m not sure exactly when the holiday season kicked off after Halloween. But, ok, it gives you a three week cushion. But now? This year, Columbus Day is barely done with before seeing the tinsel and balls and big plastic blow up things for lawns up.
I’m happy to report that I received a new shipment of the great mosquito net messenger, laptop, and travelers bags and wallets from Cambodia. And, it arrived in record time.
There are great colors for fall and winter, including O’s orange traveler’s bags, just a perfect accessory as you go trick or treating. Also, laptop bags in green, iridescent, copper, and silver.
It’s always so exciting when the boxes arrive. Please take a look!
Today is blog action day for the environment. Some of us have planned our businesses to be green from the get go (also fair trade in my case).
Anyway, not sure what I can do to draw much more attention to this issue, than has been drawn in the past week, especially with Al Gore and IPCC, splitting the Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, reading analysis of this is mostly about Al Gore, who has been the subject of such right wing vitriol, which I never understood, until I read Paul Krugman’s most excellent article, Gore Derangement Syndrome, this morning.
So, what we can we do? I certainly don’t have any new answers, but I know what steps I take as a business to reduce my carbon footprint. I buy recycled paper, and recycle myself. I recycle the boxes I use to ship orders. my website is is hosted by a carbon neutral provider (also, employee-owned), and I’m trying to to reduce my flying.
I’m not talking about travel unfortunately (and that would be ‘sights’ anyway), but finally trying to catch Three Stone Steps up with what’s called Web 2.0.
No one would ever accuse Three Stone Steps of jumping on trends. In fact, in reading about Web 2.0, the term was coined three years ago, in any event, file this firmly in the Better Late than Never Department.
So, I am now on myspace. I have some mosquito net products up there, as well as some silk items, such as the business card holder, and silk bead necklace. And, of course, you can be my friend. Please add me, if you so desire, here.
Three Stone Steps also found a new site called Squidoo. Ok. Of course it’s not ‘new’ but new to me. While still trying to figure it out, I have posted some info on the recycled mosquito net messenger and travelers bag. If you want to check it out, nothing more to do than click this.
Another site that Three Stone Steps has found is This Next. I’m trying, of course, to figure out how to use it, and am, if time permits, going to make a list of eco-fashionista items. Anyway, it’s right here.
So, in addition to contacting Three Stone Steps through this blog or through the email on the ‘contact us‘ part of the website, you can find our find eco-fashion and silks and cottons a few other places.
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