DRIZZLE & SHINE – Online ECO-BOUTIQUE

My daughter Jean learned how bad overconsumption and fast fashion are by watching THE TRUE COST. So she decided to do something about it and opened an eco-boutique five years ago in Seattle. This month she had to close Drizzle & Shine in-store shopping, but I’m happy to announce she has moved to online.

We moved!
“May 2nd was our last day in our Capitol Hill location. We’re exclusively online now. You can read the details on this blog post.

**We have online shopping (with free shipping for orders over $50) and we’ve started refreshing inventory with lots of spring goodies.

Welcome to Drizzle & Shine! We’re an online eco-boutique. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories. We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated fairly. 

We love to showcase local designers, small businesses, and businesses that make a difference in the community—and world. You don’t need to break the bank to do your part. Eco items that are made to last will make you feel great.”

~Drizzle & Shine

Doing good has never looked so good!

This breezy white tunic arrived in the mail from Drizzle & Shine (it’s a soft, loose knit and a little longer in the back) I can also wear it at the beach as a coverup.

A white summer top is a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. I love adding pops of colour to an all-white outfit. Simply switch things up with scarves, accessories and shoes to create another look.

red scarf

blue scarf

pink scarf

“The worst part about closing the Drizzle & Shine physical location was laying off my wonderful staff. I didn’t make this decision lightly. And frankly, it wasn’t really a choice. We just can’t stay open and pay the expenses of a brick and mortar store with the drop in sales we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

Going exclusively online doesn’t take the time and work that running a physical location requires. People are the best part of a store. But without customers to interact with, displays to set up, shelves of inventory to replenish, events and fundraisers to plan and run, there isn’t enough work for any of us.”

Forever grateful to all our customers over the years!

~Jean Coburn

If you follow my blog, you know that I promote slow fashion: fair trade, cruelty-free, sustainable. Who made my clothes is important because no one should suffer for fashion (See THE TRUE COST on my side bar).

https://www.instagram.com/drizzleandshine/

It’s an urgent matter. We need to care. That’s all it takes.

Information + Compassion = Solution

A video I put together on the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of some of the clothes, shoes and jewellery from Jean’s eco-boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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21 Responses to DRIZZLE & SHINE – Online ECO-BOUTIQUE

  1. StitchnPost says:

    Your expression of fashion is simply, lovely & passionate! Thanks for adding a touch of beauty to the day. 🙂

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  2. purpleslob says:

    So sorry, Jean. Carmen, I kept expecting a purple scarf, with all those purple flowers behind you. Just kiddin!! I know you adore red, and pink.

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  3. I wish Jean all the best in her new online business , I will check out the link Carmen! I am sure it was so hard to close the store and especially to have to lay off her wonderful staff. Send her my best wishes with her online business! What a simple yet pretty tunic you got from Jean! It looks amazing with the white pants and then the 3 color combinations with the change of shoes purse and scarves. Great job modelling for us ! Have a lovely day Carmen , Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Terri! That was the hardest part, to have to lay off her dedicated employees who have worked there for five years. Setting up a physical store was a lot of work, time and money and she did it with so much passion and planning to open an eco-boutique, a unique store where everything is a combination of fair trade, organic, local, USA-made, and/or recycled.

      ❤️carmen

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  4. Amy Johnson says:

    It sounds like a great store. I will check it out. I love how you could completely change the look of your outfit just by changing scarves/shoes.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Amy! I hope you find something you like. This top will go with all my pants and looks great with jeans too. It’s so lightweight and soft.

      ❤️carmen

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  5. josep-maria says:

    What a nice collection of looks in your video at Jean’s store. And what a pity that her physical store closes, because she was very cute and a benchmark in ethical fashion.
    Your all white outfit is yourself! She is Carmen in her purest form, she is “pura vida”. Blue and pink are also beautiful, but for me Carmen is white, it is red …
    You look absolutely wonderful in the photos, Carmen! Your beauty increases every day!

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    • carmen says:

      My heart-felt thanks for your kind comment! Thank you for caring! It truly is a pity that Jean’s wonderful eco-boutique is closed. Online is very hard to compete with Amazon and large companies. Jean’s was an in-person store, the way I like shopping: to try things on, feel the fabric and a personal touch with employees. I’m glad you like these looks, you know I love white outfits. 🙂 Pura vida my dear friend!

      ❤️carmen

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  6. Jodie says:

    The pandemic just crushed so many small businesses. I’m glad she’s going to have the online part.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you for supporting small businesses! It was the lockdown that closed down small businesses. While Walmart, Target, Costco, Fred Meyer were open with thousands of people going through every day, Jean’s store and other small businesses were not even allowed to have one customer in at a time. People could buy clothes, shoes and anything they wanted at these mega stores. Every business is essential. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  7. utesmile says:

    Sorry to see the lovely store closed. AS your daughter says a store is nothing without customers, so I wish her all the best with the online store. You look great with the colourful scarves in the white tunic. There are beautiful Lilac behind you. ♥

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much! It was my favourite shop! The lilacs and wisteria blossoms are in full bloom now, always lifts my spirits and gives me hope as the German saying goes, “Es geht alles vorüber, es geht alles vorbei, auf jeden Dezember Folgt wieder ein Mai.”

      ❤️carmen

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  8. Maggie says:

    Sorry to hear Jean have to close her store , after all the efforts she put in to promote eco friendly fashions ! Hope her online shop will do well!
    Like how you switch colour scarf to create a different look for the same white top , brilliant idea , you look great in all colours!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Maggie! I always appreciate you kindness! Time for another photoshoot together, perhaps by the lilac trees in full bloom! I love your style! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  9. radiosarahc says:

    Love this, absolutely great that you set up a business promoting sustainable, compassionate fashion. I made big changes to my shopping habits after reading How to break up with fast fashion and having my eyes opened – we can all make changes. Good luck xxx

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you! So glad you have made big changes to your shopping habits too! We can make a difference and keep the message circulating for others to know the reality of the devistation of fast fashion. Let’s support small businesses and fair trade, sustainable, cruelty-free fashion. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  10. Maccabros says:

    And once again – fine and nice as always…

    Liebe Grüße

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