What with the holidays coming up, (I’m talking specifically about my birthday in October though others may be getting ready for Christmas or Chanukah) I thought it might be a good time to remind everyone of the Kos Katalogue.
I can give you a long list of why you should buy from there. You support the people on this blog, you save money on gas which helps out the planet…ok, well that’s kind of a short list but it’s a good one you have to admit.
One of the reasons I want to highlight shopping from the Kos Katalogue is the delightful packaging so many of the Kossacks employ.
When I buy something at a local store it’s usually stuffed into a plastic bag along with a 10 page receipt. Not exactly elegant, fun or exciting to open.
This is the packaging from Mixed Media:
Even at the post office they hadn't seen such cool packaging!
When more than one thing is in a box it's packaged this way.
Would you look at the cool bags and business cards?
He does glass work as well. This is a cabinet knob. You can see his glass work here.
I also ordered some stuff from Winglion
I had several very intense discussions about the need to hurry up and get the Woozle Pads into production. Sara insisted they needed to wait until they had proper tags made. (Which cost a big chunk of change.) Tags? We don't need no stinking tags I said, but as usual, Sara was right. The tags add a professional level to the product. The pads come in a bag with a label attached and a nice little card explaining how it's made and care instructions.
Woozle Pad with tag.
Close up of the tag.
I also ordered a few new Pootie Pads. Here is my 16 year old cat Shades playing for the first time in forever! The Pootie Pads really inspire. My little Slivia looks on. Note the tag on the pad!So, have I motivated you to shop from the Kos Katalogue? I hope so. You are supporting local artisans and craftspeople (rather than corporations) and getting a beautiful handmade product. I'm guessing you are going to be delighted with the fine art of the packaging as well.