Category Archives: Fair trade

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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ArmedAngels – eco fashion

What’s better than an ArmedAngels skirt? TWO ArmedAngels skirts! I first heard about this ethical company in Germany when my daughter Jean and I were in Berlin. In the meantime, she has opened her own eco boutique in Seattle and … Continue reading

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NW Trend Show – Seattle

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 … Continue reading

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Shopping Spree at Drizzle & Shine

Shopping at DRIZZLE & SHINE is worth the trip to Seattle! Of course, visiting my daughter is the reason Seattle is now my favourite city! My shopping spree included tops, skirts, socks and this grey organic cotton dress (that can be … Continue reading

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The Years Keep Rolling By

Another year has come and gone since I started blogging. That makes 7 years of writing a public memoir about fashion and my lifestyle. Those who have followed me know that I am interested in more than just pretty clothes. … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary DRIZZLE AND SHINE

It’s been two years since my daughter Jean opened her eco-boutique in Seattle. “Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean Coburn learned about major ethical concerns in the fashion industry. The … Continue reading

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The Deadly Cost of Fashion

Tragedy in Bangladesh – Five Years Ago We live in a global village and we all heard about it. Is it old news now? Not for the families of the victims who died and those who were injured. Devastations like … Continue reading

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Dress Your Age

Dress Your Age? What is that supposed to mean? I dress how I like, I wear what I want to. We should choose clothes that make us happy, that make us feel good and that suit our personal style and … Continue reading

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My daughter: the animal rights activist

Jean has always loved fashion and at a young age decided what she wanted to wear. Influenced by Little House on the Prairie at 4, she loved her little Holly Hobbie bonnet and had several dresses that would fit in … Continue reading

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Threads 4 Thought: eco-friendly fashion

A T-shirt dress is as timeless as a T-shirt. I wore this simple cotton T-shirt dress on my vacation in NYC, styled for summer. What I love about it is that I can add a long, cozy cotton cardigan and … Continue reading

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