One terrific feature of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 is the focus on giving small ethical, green companies...small manufacturers....a place in the sun. Did any of you happen to catch the ABC news special where the crew went into three rooms in a family's home and removed everything not "Made in America"? It was stunning to see the house and its toys, furniture, appliances, clothing, shampoos, soaps, emptied out. I believe the only thing left in the kitchen was the sink!
Did you also know a stunning fact shared on that special was for every $64 purchase of truly American made goods, 2000 jobs are created?
I hold great hope that this new bill can combine the best of both worlds...made in the U.S. products creating jobs and supporting those who are making great, clean and green goods right here at home and whenever needed, sourcing from fair-trade companies worldwide. Wouldn't that be a radiant circle of life?! Awesome.
I love that the Made in the USA products I use were created because of one person's dream...and that her dream soared above the Big Companies. I read the original bill from 1938...sickening how it morphed to grow those giants in the industry, both in the traditional retail and direct sales markets, and how we fed our skin for years with inferior, chemically-laden, cheaply-sourced goop with a very expensive price tag. Our health.
Times they are a changin' and we all need to raise our voices for this bill to pass. I have a tall stack of documents here...studies, newspaper clippings, stories of people wanting to live free of harmful chemicals.
Let's give it to 'em. Declare our independence and live free and move these documents from "current events" to "ancient history".
I will continue to have much more on this later...we are working on a grass roots group here...a noisy one! Want to join us? xoxox