I'm feeling funky again today so I wanted to keep it simple and write about a promotion we are having in January for The Little Black Boxes.
Starr, at Starrlight Jewelry, first participated in our black boxes - errr bags, in July and she had asked about having Vegan bags. I had no idea what she was talking about but I knew that I couldn't limit bags to Vegan only items as everything was pre-packed and I had businesses already sending in everything. A few weeks later she mentioned again wanting a Vegan bag so this time I had to really try to figure out what in the world this poor girl was looking for! That's when Starr explained that she was Vegan and that there is a whole community on Etsy that are as well. They run their lifestyle and their shops following strict rules about what they will and will not surround themselves with. No honey, beeswax, milk of-any-kind, freshwater & salt water pearls, leather, silk, wool, shell, mother of pearl, horn, bone, feather, and baked goods made with bleached & confectional sugar. That's just the tip of the ice berg!
I think their list won't be too hard to follow and since "going green" is the new way of living as well we're going to tie the Green Movement together with the Vegan movement - I think they fit together pretty well. We're going to have an earth friendly/Vegan box in January and I hope everyone is really excited to see what we come up with. I'm going to make a large event out of it with some of the proceeds of the boxes going to an organization that supports the movements on behalf of the The Little Black Box and all the January participants.
This should be a ton of fun!
Edited to add: Thanks for all the emails about the January event. In order to participate in the boxes every single item first and foremost has to follow the Vegan lifestyle standards. On top of that we are going to also ask that the items are earth friendly. It can't be one or the other. I think they follow each other hand in hand basically. You do NOT have to be Vegan in order to be in the box or purchase a box. The item itself has to be Vegan AND Earth friendly. Hope I cleared up any confusion.