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MindYourMonsters

Tiny, unpaired, hypoallergenic earrings

Columbus, Ohio · 7131 Sales

MindYourMonsters

Tiny, unpaired, hypoallergenic earrings

Columbus, Ohio 7131 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1428)

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Sara

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Announcement   All my packaging is sustainable and re-purposed! That means that I source everything post-consumer, guilt-free and other hyphenated words.

I also send a FREE special seafood watch list as a gift with almost all of my shipments. They're handy wallet guides from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation that help people choose sustainable seafood.
We now have the technology to catch all the fish in the world and the responsibility to make sure that we don't.

Announcement

All my packaging is sustainable and re-purposed! That means that I source everything post-consumer, guilt-free and other hyphenated words.

I also send a FREE special seafood watch list as a gift with almost all of my shipments. They're handy wallet guides from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation that help people choose sustainable seafood.
We now have the technology to catch all the fish in the world and the responsibility to make sure that we don't.

Sara

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Sara

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I've been out for a few days: one working the polls and the next trying to come to terms with having done everything I could and still failing.
Today, it's time to get back to work, and my first step to healing is incentivizing donations to good causes.
This weeks packaging is vogue magazine from February, 2009!
Working on some things. They're teeny!
Ps. I am quite concerned with cultural appropriation so anything with Native American symbolism on it will have 75% of the profit from each earring donated to charities for Native Peoples.
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About

Adventures in Sustainable Business

I had planned to start this shop for years. I have many ideas that I've always longed to be able to make available to other people.
I started this shop originally selling beetle elytra and gradually moved on to selling carefully crafted allergy-safe jewelry and proving to myself that I can run a sustainable business for Good.
This store was created based on a core set of principles on how to run a sustainable business. I work hard to hold these principles in my mind while I do any part of my work.

Firstly, I am really careful about where I source all my materials and work hard to make sure that the items that I am sending to customers are safe and healthy while still being inexpensive.
Secondly, I am dedicated to making sure that all of my packaging is sustainable.
All of the packages are re-used and re-cycled. I make a point to use 100% recycled-repurposed packaging, because I am concerned by the amount of excess waste generated by packaging. I designed cute little bubble boxes that I make out of cereal (and other) boxes and I also use envelopes that I've made out of magazine covers. When I'm really in a time crunch I use envelopes made out of 100% recycled paper. Lastly, I also re-use bubble mailers and packaging that is donated to me by my friends and family.
Thirdly, I include sustainable seafood lists with all my orders to spread information about how to live sustainably with the ocean and the planet.
Fourthly, I run this business for more reasons than money. If I were just in it for the profit, I could be doing many things differently and make significantly more. I don't believe in utilizing exploitative marketing principles or lying to sell a product. I will always do my best to be straightforward and direct with my customers because they are real people with real lives that matter.

Eesh. That got all serious and boring.

Laaame.

TLDR

Um. I promise that there are no chameleons working here. Also if it were a chameleon sweat shop you couldn't call it that because they don't sweat. You could call it a grumpy color room (because they change colors when they're uncomfortable). Also it would be really hard to make earrings with zygodactylic fingers. So yeah. There are no actual chameleons creating things here. They're not really all that creative. I mean, I attempted to give them crayons one day but they just made a mess by drawing bugs and trying to eat them.

No animals were harmed in the making of this shop story.

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  • Sara Klips (and a friendly and mellow tarantula)

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This shop is dedicated to selling and creating the kind of things that I would personally purchase or wear. I make a point to ONLY sell things that are up to my personal standards and ship everything with sustainable repurposed packaging <3

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