Here is an example of 2 adorable bears that is on the endangered species list--not the one issued by a wildlife association, but rather by us. Once they are gone, they will no longer be available in the USA.
Why? We sell a couple dozen of each per year (retail cost approx $75). So, if we make about $300 before expenses on each bear, do you think we can pay over $1,000 each to certify, plus all the paperwork, plus the unique permanent markings in August 2009?
Why is the law to certify these animals out of line? These bears are made with organic cotton. Additionally, the cotton has then been tested to standards much higher than even our new government standards.
Not only that, these particular animals were tested by the German publication Oko-Test which randomly tests consumer products looking for dangerous toys. They found these bears to ultra-clean.
But high end bears, such as these and those made by artisans, sewn by home-workers, imported by companies that want to bring unique, ultra-safe, beautiful, quality products into the USA are about to disappear from this country forever....unless we all work together for change.
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