After months of searching, Drizzle & Shine finally has a space. It's tough for a yet-established business with no proven sales record to be a contender in the touch commercial rental market. Fortunately, I found a landlord who understands my vision and is excited to have me join their existing tenants.
Many spaces were new and would have required a lot of work (time and money) to turn them from concrete boxes into workable spaces. Other spaces were too small or too big, and still others were off the beaten path, away from potential customers.
In true goldilocks style, I found a space that isn't too big or small, not too expensive, and close to where people live, work, and play. It's in Capitol Hill. I'll give the details later, after I get the space into shape. With any luck (and a lot of elbow grease), we'll be open in May.
Last year I watched The True Cost, a documentary film about the human and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. The film sheds light on the wasteful nature of fast fashion and the horrible working conditions in the factories where cheap clothing is made.
This groundbreaking documentary asks the simple question: “Who made my clothes?” It features activists and green fashion companies too (it’s not all grim). And it drives home the obvious fact that no one should die making the styles we love to wear.
This film, and a book called Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, were the catalysts that changed my career trajectory and prompted me to open Drizzle & Shine. Can a film really change your life? Have a look.
You can watch the entire movie on Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes.
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