Tag Archives: fair trade

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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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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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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A T-shirt Dress with Style

This comfortable T-shirt dress is made by THREADS 4 THOUGHT, an eco-friendly company. It’s the comfort of wearing a T-shirt and very stylish. The fun black and white ink splattered print reminds me of Dalmatians. I bought it at DRIZZLE & SHINE in … Continue reading

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Black and White Fashion

As every fashionable woman knows, black and white is a classic combination: always in style, never out of date, forever chic. You can’t go wrong with black and white, this duo will always be in vogue: takes us through every season … Continue reading

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Cool without Cruel

What do hedge hogs and wild boars have in common? They are both animals on T-shirts from ARMED ANGELS: organic, fair trade and eco-friendly. Jean and I love supporting ethical businesses because this way we can vote with our dollars. … Continue reading

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