What a wonderful experience I had going to my first fashion trade show in Seattle! The event is for wholesale buyers and I got a peek into what it’s like to see fashion before it gets to the stores, I was overwhelmed! My daughter Jean invited me to join her and I watched how she chose her spring and fall clothing lines and jewellery that she ordered for her eco-boutique Drizzle & Shine.
The venue was fabulous at Pier 91 with a gorgeous view of Seattle’s skyline, including the Space Needle.
With about 100 exhibitors showcasing apparel, jewellery, accessories and footwear, Jean is very particular with buying only eco-friendly, fair trade and cruelty-free items. This is what sets her store apart from other stores. Jean has already done all the homework and background checks, so her customers can be assured that everything in her eco-boutique is ethical.
“We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated fairly. We donate a percentage of each sale to nonprofits that align with our values.” ~Drizzle & Shine
Exquisite jewellery from Tasi – handmade from Portland
US designed and made fashion from Pink Wheels and organic and fair trade fashion from Indigenous
I wore my new colourful skirt from Drizzle & Shine made by Armed Angels sustainable fashion.
It was inspiring seeing all the spring clothing; I look forward to when the winter is over. Jean ordered so many lovely items including florals and cherry print dresses, and amethyst earrings (my birth stone, which I will buy from her store).