Like most of us, I’ve been thinking a lot about the current economic crisis, the upcoming elections, and, in work in general.
On my way almost anywhere from my home/Three Stone Steps worldwide headquarters here in Southeast Baltimore, Maryland, USA, I see men–almost always men–and almost always Latino–waiting around near the 7-11 and a few other corners hoping, just hoping, that someone will pick them up for a day’s work, mostly on a construction site.
But, given the economic crisis, many more people are thrown out of work. This brilliant video imagines what happens when Wall Street types get really desperate:
Now, that was imagined, but here, White House spokesperson Dana Perino takes it a step further. It seems that the way to solve the unemployment crisis in this country is for people to get jobs.
Maybe there’s something I’m missing here, but isn’t the reason people are unemployed is because they don’t have jobs. It’s times like this, that I’m so delighted to be out and about meeting people and selling ethical accessories.
How about you?
Fells Point Festival this Weekend!
One of the biggest festivals in the Baltimore area, the Fells Point Fun Festival, is happening this weekend. And, Three Stone Steps will be there, too! (Look for Three Stone Steps on Thames, between B’dwy and Bond–and not too far from the beer garden!)
There will be festival specials, so if you’re in the area, and have had your eye on some eco-chic, repurposed bags, it’ll be a great time to buy! Also, don’t forget about great messenger bags in cotton, and shoulder bags in silk, as well as wallets, business card cases, and beautiful hand loomed silk scarves. And, since everything is fairly made, you can feel good about your purchase.
The weather looks to be most perfect this weekend, too. Please come by and say ‘hi!’
Happy Fair Trade Month
I’m one of those who think fair trade month should be every month, but today is the second day of the official Fair Trade Month.
Three Stone Steps is proud to be a part of the fair trade movement, and can’t imagine bring bags, scarves, wallets, and other fashion accessories to you any other way.
In honor of this month, I focus on the workers who make the items that Three Stone Steps has on offer:
This is Mr. Cheak who is working on sewing a beautiful red jewelry roll. The next step on the jewelry roll production is here:
Sophart is working on hand beading the jewelry rolls.
Three Stone Steps will bring you more of these workers throughout the month. And, will continue to support the cause of economic justice for workers always.
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