If the CPSIA (Child Product Safety Improvement Act) of 2008 is not amended SOON,
THESE BEAUTIFUL ITEMS WILL BECOME EXTINCT!
Many of the shops featuring these items are going out of business as a direct result of the burdens of this new law.
I love handmade and private label. I want to have the choice to purchase from INDIVIDUALS that I trust, rather than from large corporate conglomerates that churn out conveyer belts full of thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of crap items that are all alike and driven by mass demand. I am not "the masses" and almost never in my life have my choices, tastes, or purchases been in line with that of "the masses."
Don't get me wrong, I went through a Swatch watch phase, and a Reebok phase, and even a Jordache phase. But I was too young to think for myself, and those were so rad, dude!
Now, I make choices according to aesthetics, safety, ecology, and simplicity. I have a right under my Constitution to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (among others). Fine and dandy that our ever more Socialist government wants to keep us safe, but I would rather they stay out of choosing my toothbrush, my socks, my hair comb, or the toys and clothes for my children.
Call your Congressman, write your Representatives, inundate the Governor's office with your calls, email, and mail. Make your voice heard. LOUDLY. NOW.
...are you still here? you should be on the phone or sending email about this important issue - - - HURRY!