Is Seattle ready for a vegan boutique?

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 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.


23 thoughts on “Is Seattle ready for a vegan boutique?

  1. 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…


  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Pingback: My Daughter: the American Eco Boutique Owner | fashion with compassion

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