The Handmade Toy Alliance is a non-profit organization made up of crafters, manufacturers and importers of small batch children’s products. In 2008, Congress passed the CPSIA to regulate the children’s product industry, but the over reaching law has unintended consequence requiring all children’s products to be tested at a third party testing lab. The testing costs are expensive and often require the destruction of several pieces for a result. The HTA is urging Congress to amend the CPSIA in a way that keeps safe products in the market place and maintains safety standards that protect our children. Do your part by going to www.handmadetoyalliance.com and contacting your member Congress.
We take great pride at designing and making of our kookie girls clothing line in the USA.This week, kookie will be featuring members of the Handmade Toy Alliance and their handmade products. We ask for others to join in the Handmade Toy Alliance's fight to help bring change before many,many small businesses go out of business on Feb 10, 2011.
For more information on the history and mission of the HTA, we urge you to visit their website. Thank you!