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.
We’ve teamed up with Just Goods in South Bend, Indiana to do a “Trunk Show.” Just Goods has a temporary stock of our best selling bras for you to try on in person. If you live anywhere in the neighborhood, please stop by.
Just Goods is a brick-and-mortar store open 3 days a week. They’ll have some of our exclusive European styles on display through Thursday, July 15.
Be an Eco-Superhero!
Choose your own eco-Superpower and win a shopping spree.
Faerie’s Dance occasionally lists products on WorldofGood.com, an eBay company, when we’re clearing out leftovers or just trying to get our name out. We just saw their new Eco-Superhero contest and thought it was too much fun not to pass along.
Here’s the gist, hit the Eco-Superhero contest link and tell the world what eco-superpower you’d like to have and how you would use it to do good and help the planet. The top five entries will win a $250 gift certificate to WorldofGood.com. The deadline for entries is May 5, 2010.
This sounds like so much fun, I personally will be entering. (I already have my superpower in mind, although there are several good superpowers I’d really like to choose from…LOL) I can’t wait to see the creative responses from eco-conscious folks.
Here’s a look at our booth from Los Angeles’ Go Green Expo this weekend. It was a fun (and exhausting!) show. Since there were several other clothing vendors, we decided to feature just lingerie. Pants to Poverty’s Angel Wing
and Angel Print
panties were the biggest hit of the show.
We got some great new product ideas that we hope to carry in the near future and made some friends along way.
Our free ticket winner, Veronica, enjoyed the show with a couple of friends. Here they are visiting our booth.
As part of our onsite show promotion, we raffled off a $50 Gift Certificate to our store to one lucky person who signed up for our newsletter
. We had 178 entries ranging from 2 – 179. (We accidentally printed the “Name” and “E-mail” headers on line 1, so there wasn’t a #1 space.) We used Random.org
to generate a winning number. The winner was Anne Hanson, an early sign-up at #13. Congratulations, Anne!
We’re excited to start off our 2010 Year of Give-a-Ways with 2 prizes. We’re giving 2 people each 2 tickets to the Los Angles Go Green Expo at the LA Convention Center.
HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post by Monday, January 18th to enter the drawing. You MUST provide an e-mail address or phone number for us to get in touch with you to let you know you’ve won.
(If you don’t want your e-mail published, leave a comment with your name and then send us a separate e-mail via our Contact Us form with your contact info.)
Drawing will be held on Tuesday, January 19th. Winners will be notified on Tuesday and have their names added to the Comp list so they’ll need only show up at the door with ID.
While we know this particular prize does limit the prospects of who may be interested, rest assured that the rest of the year’s items will be available to a wider geographical audience. However, we’re so excited about this expo. It’s been a while since we’ve done a large, live display. We’ll be focusing on intimates, so if you’ve wanted to see some of the Love Nature line in person, now is your chance. If you’re planning on attending and would like us to bring something specific that you’ve been meaning to try on, just call or e-mail us in advance and we’ll be happy to have it with us.
In addition to all the great booths and eco-shopping, there will be awesome guest speakers including Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway.
I hope to see you there!
Folks who live in Los Angeles have a unique opportunity to swap their old Halloween costumes with other eco-savvy swappers. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is hosting a Halloween costume swap in Venice, CA. What a great way to reduce our holiday footprint. You can also bring pre-loved clothing items and swap them for new-to-you fashions – a true eco-fashion initiative. Both adult and children’s costumes are welcome.
After you’ve found your treasure, design stations are set up where you can hem, silk screen or appliqué your new clothing to make it unique to you. What a fun idea! Here are the details:
Saturday October 10, 2009, 12 noon to 5pm
Swap-O-Rama-Rama – Halloween Costume and General Clothing
Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts,
located at Venice United Methodist Church
2210 Lincoln Blvd (at Victoria, just north of Venice Blvd)
Venice, Ca 90291
For more information, visit: http://www.hiplinemedia.com/swaporamarama.html