Interested in eco-fashion, organic clothing, systainable style, fair trade apparel or any number of other names given to clothing that is gentle on the planet and positive for the people who make it?
Well, you're in the right place. As the owner of an ecommerce store focused on Earth-Friendly Clothing, I get questions all the time about dyes, certifications, manufacturing and more. So I'm dedicating some time to research and sharing with the community.
Please come in, grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee, and join me.
Hadas is our winner this month! Congratulations, Hadas, and have fun shopping on us. :-)
By the way, there were 13 entries this month, but unfortunately, one person didn't leave any contact information. While we totally want to include everyone, if we don't have a name, e-mail address or phone number, it's fairly impossible for us to let you know you've won.
It's an anniversary Make Your Own Give-a-Way special! We're going to give one lucky blog follower a $50 gift certificate to our store. Our e-gift certificates are flexible and easy use. They show up as a payment option on the final checkout page and can be used for anything in the store or e-mailed to someone else as a gift.
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Friday, July 30th. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held Saturday, July 31st.
We opened our virtual doors on July 22, 2005. Since July 22 will be our 5 year anniversary, we've put 22 products on sale this month. Some of them are limited inventory. So if we sell out of anything before the 22nd, we'll add more to keep 22 choices through the end of the month.
The very first day we were opened, one of my good friends made a surprise purchase. I remember how exciting it was to actually see our first sale that morning. We had one more sale for the rest of July, but that second one was a "real" sale - to someone we didn't know. We followed up that first week with $577 in product sales for the entire month of August. Even though that didn't cover our expenses, the joy of being "found" on the internet was definitely there.
Since then, Faerie's Dance has survived a divorce (losing its database admin and primary coder) and the worst economic crisis of a generation. We've become one of the largest retailers of organic bras and intimates in the United States.
Sadly, 6 of our manufacturers have closed their doors in the last 2 years and we have a lot of stunning styles that we can no longer replenish. So here's your opportunity to get fabulous, first run items at great discounts, like the Soy T at the top left and one of our best sellers, the Anthology Cardigan on the right.
Happy Anniversary to us all and thank you so much for keeping FaeriesDance.com a viable, online business. We look forward to many more years to come.