As a resident of the United States, the probably-not-very-retro people at the Federal Trade Commission would like me to make sure you understand how things work around here.
I don’t get paid to write posts and I’m generally a bit of a contrarian, so you can safely assume that any product or company I mention positively or link to is one that I genuinely think is noteworthy, rather than a shady operation giving me an enormous bag of cash to say nice things about them.
Some of the links I post may be affiliate links (for example: links to amazon.com) that enable the site to recoup some of our hosting costs when amazon throws a few pennies in our tip jar. Rest assured, any time an affiliate link is used, I would have linked to that product anyway. Affiliate programs just allow the site to contribute towards its own costs, without me having to sing sea shanties on a street corner with a cap in my hand. We’ve got to have some way to keep the lights on around here.
You should be aware that I am also responsible for the vintage pattern store ZipZapKap.com. Now, if only I knew some people who like vintage patterns….