Saturday, October 10, 2009

How Cool Would This Be?

Today I am going to ask you to join me in fantasy land for a minute. But first, a confession. I love QVC. Yes, the home shopping channel. Watching it relaxes me. It is my guilty pleasure. I listen to it like most people listen to the radio. It is one of my little joys. I am listening to it as I type this. And I will admit that every once and I while I get something I need from there, because I hate traditional shopping. I hate driving to the mall, searching for what I need, probably not finding it, driving to another store, and starting all over again.

But I admit, I do feel guilty. Because I know these things are manufactured cheaply out of plastics, non-natural fibers, etc...I know they don't benefit (99.9% of the time) artisans or causes. So I got to thinking, how great would it be if there were a channel like QVC, or maybe just some shows on QVC that were dedicated to selling organic products, products made in the USA, products made by hand artisans, or products that met the above requirements and also benefited other causes. Wouldn't that be cool? Think of the awareness it could raise! Think of the good it could do!

I know, I am probably living in la la land. But if anyone knows any big shots in the home shopping world and wants to make it happen-steal my idea! Go! Do good!

And come join me in fantasy land...tell me what you think? Tell me what green ideas are brewing in your little heads? The grand? The not so grand? Let's think big and small and green!


Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

I too hate 'regular shopping' especially food shopping. My husband and I hate going into town, crowded places do our heads in these days.
I watch the 'create and craft' shopping channel a lot! An environmentally friendly version of QVC would be wonderful! Xx

Patty Skypants said...

It would definitely be a great idea. Actually a fantastic idea for local cable stations. Most of the local cable stations are filled with testosterone-laden music shows (Bands My Friends Play In). Tell you what: I'm going to learn how to run the cameras and do a LOCAL QVC and see what happens. I'll blog about it. Once I get started (next couple of months), I'll send you the url. If anyone out there is already doing such a thing, please leave a comment and let me know.