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Remember the good ol' days... when selling online was easy and fun?



Turn that frown upside down!
It is getting easier and I, for one, am having fun again!
Fun because I make sure it is, and easier because Addoway is helping me...

I always tuck surprise "preferred customer coupons" as thank-yous into outgoing packages from Journey Beads and Oshun Spirit, and "welcome coupons" to entice Listia auction winners to visit my website, and of course ebay customers always get both Journey Beads and Oshun Spirit "please come visit my other venues coupons" in their packages in hopes they will convert. But until yesterday, my storefront on Addoway was left out out the fun.... (insert sad face)... but no longer!

Now my customer friends will be able to apply their coupon codes across all venues. So, whatever coupon you're holding today is now good at my storefront here on Addoway.comĀ  (...  Read More

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I love what I do... thank you!



Recently I was asked for the mission or vision statement for my business. I had to think about it for a minute. Had I really ever articulated it? I decided that I had not, not really. So I took some time to consider just what it is I am trying to accomplish with Oshun Spirit, and how it is I have done it so far, and how I intend to keep doing it.

I wrote down three lines: I believe in what I sell. I perform every service with love. I work because I love what I do. And I felt complete.

But wait, wasn't there supposed to be a financial goal in there someplace... an ecommerce/financial component. You know, the part where I decide how I'm going to make a profit...

Maybe not. Maybe financial success is simply a nice side effect of the love component. Consider this:

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Discover beautiful, Bogolan Fair Trade Mud Cloth from Africa!

Man from Mali, Africa creating designs on bogolan or mud cloth.While traditionally worn as clothing, mud cloth is now crafted into many different types of items including trendy hats, scarves, handbags, passport bags and shoulder bags, available in our Addoway store and on our website.

Traditionally men weave the white cotton and women create the intricate designs, although the roles have become interchangeable today. It starts out as hand spun cotton, made on site. Then an elaborate process of dying with the mud and bark takes place.

The dying, pattern cutting and sewing of these bags is done by the women. In the photo (left) we see an artisan adding "bleach" to an area that does will remain white. This substance has only a tiny bit of what we know as bleach in it, and is mostly made from a plant-based substance.

It is said that mud cloth was first discovered when a hunter...  Read More

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