Here at Sweet Mud Clay Works we'd like to invite you to take advantage of our special online Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday pricing with a 20% discount off everything in the SHOP (excluding gift certificates) AND FREE U.S. SHIPPING! To receive your special pricing use coupon code "20TGIV10" during the checkout process. This discount is valid Friday Nov 26th - Monday Nov 29th, 2010 only.
Start your online shopping now by visiting us in the Sweet Mud Shop!
During this holiday shopping season please remember the importance of buying handmade. Read more about it below and take the pledge at Buy Handmade dot Org
Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.
The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can
be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.
Buying handmade is better for people.
The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.
Buying handmade is better for the environment.
The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.
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