I am guessing that if you read my blog, or blogs like it you have an affinity for handmade goods. Within a few short weeks that may all change.
In wake of the lead paint fiasco that rocked the toy world last year the government is attempting to implement safeguards.
Terribly misguided safeguards that have the ability to decimate the handmade movement.
Making anything intended for children under the age of 12 will become illegal without costly independent testing.
Testing for lead and other dangerous chemicals.
Chemicals that crafters avoid already.
So, if I wanted to make a blanket or tee for a new little one?
Soft stuffed bear?
One of the reasons I began to buy handmade was not only to support independent crafters, but to find safer alternatives to toys in the stores. It seems so insane to me that these same safe, natural and lovingly handmade goods are now considered potentially dangerous.
Let you voice be heard and take a stand for handmade.
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