Build a Beard; Help Kiva
This is great fun and free and helps a good cause.
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Don’t like this beard, well, there’s more to choose from.
We Are the World
Being a global type myself, it’s always interesting what the world thinks of the U.S., especially during this election season. The Economist made an electoral college map of the world, and the results are here.
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Here at Three Stone Steps, we make sure we run our business in such a way that, at the very least, we do no harm to people or the planet, and, at best, we actually help people and the world at large.
Of course, not every business owner, small or large, thinks like this.
I came across this article on Reuters about how E-bay is going to ban the selling of ivory products on its site. I was shocked that ivory, from endangered elephants, is even being sold, let alone sold on E-bay, but it’s not the first time that I’ve been shocked at people’s tastes and their cruelty toward animals. (cf: A certain AK governor who paid money for the front paws of wolves shot from airplanes.)
Anyway, should you wish to buy non-harmful products, for gifts or for yourself, well, I’ve got ‘emhere!
These are (not at all) the Good Times
By the time you read this, who knows what the economy will be like: Will the public radio show about finances be playing We’re in the Money or Stormy Weather when talking about how the market closed?
I know we’ve all head enough about Wall Street and Main Street, and Three Stone Steps is firmly and virtually in the latter. But, then again, so are most of us.
Of course, given the stories one hears daily about people losing jobs, facing foreclosures, having difficulty feeding their families, people don’t immediately think of buying a new messenger bag of recycled or repurposed materials, or a silk scarf.
Three Stone Steps knows that no one really and truly needs these things. Your old bag can probably be used for another season or year, and a new business card case is nice, but the rubber band works well, too. Reduce is the first “R” of the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra.
But, we do hope that if you decide to spend some discretionary funds on fashion accessories, you’ll spend it with a company that shares your values of being fair trade, and sustainable in all meanings of that word, and buy products from a company like Three Stone Steps that is highly sensitive to working towards a fair and just world.
Three Stone Steps new tag line is sustainable. fair made. style. And, I’ll always adhere to those three words. Promise.
Three Stone Steps in Bolton Hill tomorrow
Three Stone Steps will be on the 1400 block of Bolton Street, in the lovely Bolton Hill section of Baltimore tomorrow to sell great eco-chic messenger bags, silk scarves, and many more of our great fashion accessories. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm.
Now, I know that given all that’s happening with the election and the economy, not everyone’s mind is exactly on buying a cross body bag made from post-consumer waste black plastic trash bags, but, really, it’s as good a time as any.
Speaking of the economy, Bolton Hill is in Rep. Elijah Cumming’s district. I’m not in his district, but Three Stone Steps is actually on his district’s border. (His district begins across the street from Three Stone Steps’ worldwide headquarters.)
While this is not new news, I did think that the Bolton Hill Representative did a knock out job when questioning our our taxpayer bailout money was spent by AIG:
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