Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Timely Tuesday: Mother's Day is Coming!

If you've been following the blog, you know the drill. First of all, we have to have alliterative names for posts. And, usually Tuesday is a Tasty Tuesday, a recipe! This might not be something you can eat, but it is a recipe for success!

(Hint! There is a coupon code at the bottom of the post! Don't miss it!)

I must admit, I have been COMPLETELY engrossed in my day job. You see, I'm on a rather large project. It doesn't really matter what I do for a living, but what does matter is that I just remembered that Mother's Day is coming up! This Mother's Day is especially special because it is coincides with World Fair Trade Day in 2013.

So, in honor of fair trade, we are re-releasing our new batik card line. These cards are made by Ibu Maria - our newest artisan in our newest partner country of Indonesia. They are made from fabric - not screen prints (as we are often asked). The price is $10 for a set of 5 blank cards.

Click here to read about our new partnership with Ibu Maria!

I have to mention that I generally only purchase blank cards. I agree a comedian who once asked why we purchase cards with sayings already in them. I generally prefer to write from the heart - in fine point Sharpie marker.

We didn't really know what fair trade was when we started Scarlet Threads and we still have a lot to learn. But, we believe in the principles: a fair wage, dignified and safe employment, and empowerment. What's not to like? We add to those principles a passion for adoption and bringing children home to their forever families, which is certainly the most important passion that we have. It truly pervades every aspect of our business.

We want to empower women around the world. To bring the products of artisans to market! In this small way, we are hoping that the wages that we help those artisans to earn hold families together.

So this Mother's Day, I hope that you help us to celebrate World Fair Trade Day, too! If you choose to purchase from us in the coming weeks, we invite you to use "MothersDayFT" to save 10% in our shop. The code will expire on May 13th.

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