Let’s hope so! Because I’m opening one.
That’s right. I haven’t posted very often lately because I’ve been busy planning a big new project.
After watching The True Cost and reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion I decided to change my buying habits. I love to thrift and swap, but I’m also guilty of getting sucked into fast fashion trends. And while an $8 skirt is hard to resist, as soon as I realized why some apparel is so cheap—and that someone somewhere is paying in blood, sweat, and tears—the urge to buy, buy, buy went away.
I started looking for places to buy clothing that are gentle on the environment, are sweatshop-free, and aren’t made from animals, and I realized there’s no place like that in Seattle. Was I supposed to provide this store? I couldn’t get the thought out of my head. For the past year, I’ve been researching and planning.
Last week, I signed the lease on a space in Capitol Hill and I quit my corporate job!
I have a lot of work ahead of me. I’ll be getting the store space ready for a grand opening in May 2016. If you’d like to follow along with my new adventure, check out www.drizzleandshine.com or @drizzleandshine on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
I’ll still be writing about vegan and animal rights issues on this blog and I hope to pick up the pace of my posts again soon.
Wow!! Congratulations–that’s so exciting!
Thanks! It’s scary but it was time for a change.
Thank you so much!
Looking forward to coming to your boutique next time I visit Seattle!
Congratulations on the opening of your vegan boutique! ❤
Thank you! I can’t wait until next time you visit.
Wow ! So exciting , good luck and all the best ! Hope I would visit you in Seattle someday !
That would be great! I hope to see you here someday.
WOW …. you quit your corporate job….. compliments on the courage to do so. ….. may the butterflies settle….. may you be successful in this life’s new exciting chapter as you venture, I suspect, out of your comfort zone…
Thanks Bob. It was certainly scary to walk away from a steady paycheck but I’m having fun getting this new venture set up.
Congratulations, Jean! I was going to text you yesterday to ask about the status. So exciting! Let me know if you need any help at all getting the store ready. I’m free any Mon/Tues nights and the weekend of the 22nd-24th this month and would be happy to help out in any way!
Thanks Lynn! I would love to take you up on your offer. I’ll email you.
This sounds great! I wish that there was something like that here in Montreal. Maybe you’ll inspire some people with your example. I hope that you get lots of support!
Thank you! I hope one opens in Montreal. That is a perfect place for an Eco boutique.
Can’t wait to see you there! 🙂
Wow! Fantastic!! Best of luck on your new adventure. If you’re ever looking for an amazing business coach who is also in Capital hill, check out Karrie Kohlhaas at http://thoughtshotconsulting.com.
Thank you and thanks for the link to the business coach. It’s always good to have a strong team to help!
Sounds awesome! Good luck!
Thanks! There’s lots to do. I’m looking forward to opening day.
This news is so great! Can’t wait to come and visit you when I am there next. 🙂
Thanks! I can’t wait until you visit ❤️
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