Happy 2008

Welcome to Three Stone Steps’ first blog entry of this brand spanking new year. Everyone I know is looking forward to 2008, mainly since it’s the year of a not insignificant election here in the U.S. While I don’t want to turn this blog into a little political rant, I must say that I’m also looking forward (well, waaaaaaay forward) to January 20, 2009.

Anyway, what’s in store?

Well, for me, I’m hoping and planning to have some great new items soon to offer. I’m back to Cambodia next week to meet with my fair trade producers to make some changes to my current offerings, and to find interesting new accessories for women (and men, too!). I’ll also be scouring accessories on offer in Vietnam to try to include some great fair trade and eco-chic items from there, too. Is there something you really want to see? Well, drop me a note, and I’ll see what I can do. I’d love to hear what you’d love to find.

Later this year, I’ll be off to Burkina Faso for a continent-wide artisans fair. This’ll be my first time to West Africa (or African in general) and I’m looking forward to the trip, and looking forward to some interesting new finds.

Also, this year will begin (or 2007 will end) with a sale of select items. You can find Three Stone Steps’ first ever online sale here.

Three Stone Steps had a very great first full year in operations. The learning curve has been steep, but along the way I’ve met great people who have become retail and wholesale customers. I’ve seen people care deeply about the environment and ethical production of materials. It’s all been very wonderful.

So, my wishes for you dear reader are health, happiness, great adventures, and great hearty belly laughter!

Please stay tuned, and I’ll check in again….maybe from Phnom Penh and maybe before.

And, thanks to everyone for making 2007 such a great year. I’m exited to see what’s in store for 2008!

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