What am I really rambling about?
Scoutie Girl Gifts is this amazingly wonderful gift registry that supports and spotlights indie crafters. We all know that our landfills are overflowing, that natural resources are being depleted, that most of our nation's manufactured goods DO NOT come from the USA. What to do about it? We recycle, we try to shop local, we use cloth shopping bags. But there is so much more that can be done. One way to start is by buying goods and products that we know are not adding to the landfills, not depleting natural resources and that support the manufacture of items made in the good ol' USA.
That is what Scoutie Girl Gifts is all about. The crafters and artisans that are spot lighted are people that are doing their best to provide a quality piece of art or clothing, for example. We all know the "stuff" we buy at the big box, or even the local shopping center is not usually quality made. It is most likely made in another country in some big factory and will fall apart after a few uses. The items that can be found at Scoutie Girl Gifts are made by artisans that sell at Etsy and Artfire and other independent online stores. These are items you can be proud to say were made with love and care.
Here are a few of the lovely things I found at Scoutie Girl Gifts
I just want to point out that I wasn't paid or compensated in anyway by blogging about Scoutie Girl Gifts. I have been following this blog for awhile and the person behind Scoutie Girl (Tara) for awhile. She has another great blog, Handmade in PA that I've been following too. I believe in what Tara and all the folks at HiP and SGG are doing to promote and encourage independent regular folks kind of crafters and artisans. Go check them out and buy something if you can. I know there are a few Christmas gifts I'll be picking up this year that I found through Scoutie Girl.