Friday, May 29, 2009

The 3/50 Project

The 3/50 project is a creative way to support your local economy during the economic downturn.  I recently read about the project on simple + pretty and I wanted to spread the word.  The idea is to pick three independently owned stores that you would miss if they were gone and stop by and purchase something.  Can you imagine if just half of the working population of the U.S. spent $50 a month on independently owned stores?  It would total $42,629,700,000!  Learn more about the project on the 3/50 website.  Also, I agree with Emily from the scoop that this should include small businesses and independent artists who advertise on Etsy.  You can even search Etsy stores by location.  I'm in love with this french postcard series from my friends at this paper ship.  Available for purchase here.  


  1. I love your new blog and thanks so much for the shout out!!!! You rock! I will check out 3/50... I am all about supporting the little guy.


  2. hello! i was checking out comments at cocokelly & came across ur blog. I blogged abt the 3/50 project today, too after reading about it in a trade magazine! so sorry...but happy that we share the same cause. i plan to pass the message along to everybody I know...I plan to have a storefront, too...very soon:)

  3. I love this idea too! That's so amazing that you'll be joining the Foreign Service!! Good luck!