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A lot of us who sell on Etsy and try our best to live the independent/handmade lifestyle are going to be shutting our doors come February - and no one knows! The cost of the lab testing required by CPSIA are extrordinarily high-priced, and the methods imposed by the new legislation were not written with independent manufacturers or small businesses in mind - yet it still affects us completely.
Small, medium and large retailers are also going to be shutting down, because all old inventory has to be destroyed as it is not compliant with the new CPSIA. We really need to get the word out, this is a horrible issue that all consumers, artists, designers and manufacturers need to take action on. We need everyone who cares about small business and handmade goods to write their congresspeople, urging them to rewrite and rethink the legislation. The good people are going to suffer for the sins of mass-production evil.
Write your congressman, your congresswoman! --> http://capwiz.com/americanapparel/issues/alert/?alertid=12274476
VISIT http://nationalbankruptcyday.com/ for more in-depth info about the new regulations.
Here's a link to the thread this is on, it's long but there's awesome links and info here: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5935591