Since I forgot last week’s Friday Photo, I’m attaching two to make up for it. And, it comes with a warning, Three Stone Steps is very quickly running out of these items so if you want one (or more) now is the time to order.
We’ve great recycled ornaments, from a fair trade women’s collective in the Philippines. You can see a sample below, and get them here.
and the paper goes round and round....
And, we’ve not forgotten Hanukkah. Dreidels are selling like hot cakes, errrr latkes. In fact, we’re out of the large size dreidel, but still have a few of the small size available right here.
I made them out of paper
Honestly, this post isn’t some cheap plea screaming HURRY ITEMS ARE LIMITED (although they are). This is a case of underestimating demand. (Cue faceplam.)
If you read yesterday’s blog post, you’ll know what I’ve been thinking about the Philippines. For today’s photo, I have something doubly Filipino. I bring you a little Jollibee key chain. Don’t know Jolliebee? He–always assumed a he–is the Philippine Ronald McDonald. At least that’s how I describe him. Despite several trips to Philippines, I’ve never eaten at Jollibee, though I must admit that I’ve thought about it, but somehow always stopped myself from walking in the front door. I have, in my past, eaten at McDonald’s, although it was years ago and not something I’m proud of.
this is from a used ketchup, or "catsup" pack
Anyway, this A for adorable key chain is made from used ketchup packs. Or, catsup. At least that’s the word you see inside. And, for the double Philippine edge, this recycled accessory is made by a women’tacollective in Manila. You can buy them from Three Stone Steps in person, or through our site if you want.
Some updates from Three Stone Steps for the end of the year and the decade:
Starting early next year, the 10th to be exact, I’ll be on the road to meet with our existing fair trade producers in Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. I’ll also be on the lookout for great new unique, functional, and eco-friendly accessories. Please stay tuned. I think there will be great new items in store.
During that time, we will not be processing orders, so if you have your heart set on something, best to order it as soon as possible. We’ll be back to processing orders by the third week in February.
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We’re thinking of beginning a dedicated travel blog–ok. I realize that I have trouble keeping this one updated, so I can’t imagine how I’ll deal with two of ’em!– but will definitely let you know if that happens.
So, in the meantime, Happy New Year! I’ll be back here soon.