Category Archives: Fair trade

T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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Cotton and bamboo and hemp! Oh my!

I love the comfort of these fabrics. This A- line skirt (made in Canada by Salts and West Organic Clothing–quality ethically-made garments) is from Drizzle & Shine (my daughter’s eco boutique). It’s a blend of bamboo and organic cotton. I love … Continue reading

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Exploring Seattle

While visiting my daughter in Seattle in September, I couldn’t resist buying a new wardrobe at her eco boutique Drizzle & Shine. Here’s one of the four skirts I bought. It’s made by Synergy and I have mentioned this fair-trade … Continue reading

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Brown paper packages tied up in strings

I love it when the postman delivers a package, especially from Drizzle & Shine eco-boutique, which specialize in sustainable clothing. “We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated … Continue reading

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Gray Synergy Top = comfort + style

Synergy  Organic Clothing is a fair-trade company in Nepal where the employees earn a living wage. I bought this organic cotton top at Jean’s eco boutique, Drizzle & Shine. A lovely shade of gray with dolman sleeves and beautiful hand-stitching on … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park is just a stroll down the avenue from my daughter Jean’s eco boutique Drizzle and Shine. This is my favourite purse from her store. Love the fringes! On the way to the park we passed an elegant century-old mansion, … Continue reading

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Thrifting on Capitol Hill

While strolling along the avenue where my daughter Jean has her store — Drizzle and Shine, on Capitol Hill — I found a thrift shop and bought a nearly-new black coat with white trim, perfect for all the black and white clothes … Continue reading

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Blogger Rendezvous

Meeting Joni One of the joys of blogging (as any blogger knows) is meeting a fellow blogger. It’s an exciting experience to finally come face to face with someone you’ve gotten to know through blogging. There’s a happy nervousness and anticipation … Continue reading

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September in Seattle

I was so excited as the plane landed at the Seattle airport and we were on our way to see my daughter and her new eco boutique! Jean was working in the store so we took the Link Light Rail … Continue reading

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