Category Archives: Cruelty-free

DRIZZLE & SHINE: eco-boutique

In May 2016 my daughter opened an eco-boutique in Seattle, Washington. Jean has always loved fashion, even as a pre-schooler. She started her fashion blog in 2011. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. … Continue reading

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Leopard and Roses: hand-crafted by talented artisans in Nepal

On one of our day trips last summer, I bought my first Leopard and Roses dress in an eco-boutique in the charming town of Fergus, Ontario. Since then I bought two more tunics made by Leopards and Roses while shopping … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Winter Blues with PINK

and polka dots! Ever since I bought my Save the Duck puffer jacket last year in Seattle, it’s become my go-to jacket when it’s cold. It’s an instant pick-me-up when I step out my front door on a cold day … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink

Pink makes me happy and it’s one of my favourite colours for winter because it reminds me that spring will return someday. My pink puffer jacket is light as a feather but made without feathers. Save the Duck jackets and … Continue reading

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Florals and Pinstripes​ and a Flapper-style Hat

Pinstripes always make me think of men’s suits. I made my brother a green pinstripe suit in the 1960s especially for performing with his band. It’s a pattern that looks elegant on men and women alike. A touch of pattern-mixing, I … Continue reading

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Leopards and Roses: ethical fashion

If you follow my blog, you know I promote SLOW FASHION: sustainable, eco-friendly, fairtrade, cruelty-free fashion. I support small businesses and thrift shops. I often mention my daughter’s eco-boutique and show beautiful items I have bought at her store Drizzle … Continue reading

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Lazy Days of Summer

We enjoyed a day trip on the country roads of Southern Ontario. It’s so relaxing to stay off the highway with no particular place to go, just breezing along at a slower pace, no rush, stop when and where we … Continue reading

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DRIZZLE & SHINE: Third Anniversary

It’s been three years since Jean opened the doors of her eco boutique DRIZZLE & SHINE in Seattle and started selling fair trade, vegan, eco-friendly wares. Fair trade for people. We care about garment workers: that they are paid a living wage with … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!!!

That’s the message of GOOD FRIDAY and RESURRECTION SUNDAY! I’ll be celebrating the Easter season with dancing. Through the years I get invited to teach celebration dance to people from various denominations, as well as doing worship dance presentations. Just … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DUCK!

April Fools! It’s NO joke! This is April in Ontario. I was hoping to put away my winter coats for the season but we had another snowfall. There’s a lovely nature trail through the forest behind my house and it … Continue reading

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