Unprecedented global events have impacted every one of us in ways we could never image. The staff at Drizzle & Shine are healthy during this hiatus, and we hope you are as well. We experienced slowing sales through out March 2020 and followed government guidelines to close on March 24th.
We are fortunate that a lot of our customers are still supporting us by visiting our online store (which is ever-growing, and has free shipping).
Sadly, we didn't get a Seattle business grant, even though we qualified. Over 9000 businesses applied for a mere 250 coveted grants, which were handed out in a lottery. Our PPP loan didn't go through either before the $249 billion government stimulus money ran out. So we really are surviving because of our customers. Thank you!
This week marks both Earth Day and the 7th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, where over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh lost their lives. So it's an important time to reflect on why Drizzle & Shine exists. We want to promote sustainable, ethical fashion that is kind to animals, earth, and people. It's easy to lose sight of that in trying times.
We will get through this
We miss you and the fun daily interactions we have with all of our like-minded customers. Please stay safe. Know that we are thinking of you, and that soon, we can pick up the pieces and meet again to chat about vegan fashion
These are interesting times. We hope you're staying safe and healthy. That’s always top priority. I've made sure my staff is healthy and comfortable being at work and, with their blessing, we are open for business as usual. Common sense prevails. Wash your hands. Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you're sick, don't go out and shop.
That said, it's been a rough few weeks. Small businesses rely on daily customers. Winter is normally slow and we look forward to spring, when we stop operating in a deficit. So far this March, we've sold what we usually sell in a day. So I'm asking you to consider calling in and buying a gift card. They don't expire and we will give you an extra $10 gift certificate with every gift card purchase of $50 or more. We value our loyal customers. Thank you!
Call us during business hours at 206-329-9274 and we can take a phone payment and mail you the card or hold it in the store for you.
Monday to Friday 11-7
Join us all month long for our shoe sale! We're taking 20% off all shoes--even sale items. All shorts are also on sale so we can make room for fall merchandise. See you at the store!
On Thursday, August 8th, we're taking part in the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join us from 5 - 8 pm to see paintings by local artist Rebecca Bush. She will be offering tarot readings too. Don't miss it!
It's hard to believe that we've been open for three years. When we first opened, customers warned us that the first year would be the toughest. At the one-year mark, people started saying the first *three years* were hard. And here we are.
We are so lucky to have amazing customers who support us, who spread the word, and who believe in the store's mission. As the owner, I can say I'm equally grateful to have amazing employees who are passionate about bringing vegan eco goods to Seattle. Two of my staff members have worked in the store for all three years--an incredible commitment! I wouldn't be here without them.
We've lost a few brands, as businesses close or change direction, but we've found amazing new brands too. And to this day, our best selling lines continue to grace the shelves. We have a lot of wonderful brands. Ethletics, Armed Angels, Synergy, Nomads, and Crystalyn Kae are customer and staff favorites.
Come on by this weekend (May 18th and 19th) to help us celebrate three years. We'll have sales and snacks as a thank you to you!
Happy New Year!
We're off to a great start. We have new items in store for winter, including cozy socks, down-free puffy jackets, and denim--all for men and women.
Our nonprofit of the month is the Northwest Innocence Project, an organization that provides legal support to wrongfully convicted people.
Retail is slow in January That's why it was disappointing to hear that our power will be shut off on Sunday, January 13th for maintenance. We will be closed that day. We are normally open 7 days a week because every sale counts. So to offset this zero sale day, we're having a Power to the People sale! This Saturday only (January 12th), everything will be 15% off and we'll donate 10% of all sales to the Northwest Innocence Project. So come on by! Thank you and we for your support!
And stay tuned for more fun events in February (such as a visit from some special bunnies).
It's fall. The leaves are turning colors, and the days are getting colder and shorter. It seems to be a lot of people's favorite season. In the store, we're enjoying sweater weather. We have a lot of cozy, wool-free sweaters and ponchos. Our Save the Duck jackets are selling fast, and new scarves and hats are arriving weekly.
What else is going on?
On November 15th, we're having a Vegan Appreciation Night. We're open late and open to all. Come in for sales and snacks and to get a head start on holiday shopping.
We are closed Thanksgiving Day. We will have Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. And a portion of all sales this month will go to the Bittersweet Autism Foundation.
See you soon!
Summer is winding down. We enjoyed meeting tourists from around the world, and we loved Seattle's long summer days (and nights). Soon the time for wearing light, loose eco clothing will end.
Now, as we plan ahead to fall, we're starting to receive new apparel and shoes for the upcoming season. There's a lot in store! Cozy organic cottons, soft bamboos, and rich hemp.
Fall goods are trickling in and summer inventory is on sale. Come on by!
Through August, we're supporting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Over the summer, we helped raise funds for Sky's The Limit, One Heart Wild and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. We have lots of other nonprofits in mind for future months, and all profits from our glass straws, eco utensils, and reusable coffee cups go to Vital Action Project.
It's kind of a big deal...
We are so excited to be planning our second anniversary! In a fickle world, where a lot of small businesses don't make it to the first-year mark, we're happy to be turning two. And we couldn't have done it without you! Our customers are loyal and are proving that there is a demand for fair, eco-friendly, vegan clothing.
The store wouldn't be in such great shape if it weren't for the wonderful staff you see day in and day out. I'm forever grateful to them, especially employees One and Two who have been with me from the start! That's commitment!
Join us for sales and celebrations:
Saturday, May 19th from 11 - 5 pm
Sunday, May 20th from 12 - 5 pm
Everything will be 10% off and if you wear clothing from Drizzle & Shine, you'll get an extra 5% off!
Highline Bar, 210 Broadway Ave East
Sunday, May 20th from 5 - 9 pm
Food, drinks, raffles, trivia, fundraising!
Music by DJ Coldheart.
Wear clothing from Drizzle & Shine, you'll get an extra raffle ticket!
February is a fun month! We have an action-packed week (and beyond) ahead.
Rue Santé Vegan Beauty Pop-up
Join us all weekend for a cruelty-free vegan beauty pop-up. Rue Santé is a local brand, with organic, sustainable products for all genders. Buy something for yourself, your sweetie, or a friend.
Friday, February 9th, 3 - 7
Saturday, February 10th, 11 - 5
Sunday, February 11th, 12 - 5
Some Bunny to Love Fundraising Sale
The bunnies are back! On Saturday the lovely volunteers from Special Bunny will be in the store with two popular rabbits and a kissing booth! They'll be raising funds to help more rabbits and we'll have a store-wide sale! 10% of sales go to the buns, so come on by!
Saturday, February 10th, 12 - 5
Galentine's Day Sale
Galentine's Day is a day to celebrate friends, Leslie Knope style (a Parks and recreation reference). We're expanding our event and starting it on Sunday. Bring a friend (of any gender--this isn't just a "gal" thing) and both of you will get 10% off your purchases.
Sunday, February 11th 12 - 5
Monday, February 12th, 11 - 7
Tuesday, February 13th, 11 - 7
Vital Action Project Fundraising Sale
Our nonprofit for the month of February is vital Action Project. Our very own Brit took a working vacation to Nicaragua recently and helped protect endangered turtle hatchlings as well as clean plastic debris off beaches and sensitive coastal habitats.
We're donating a portion of every sale all month long to Vital Action Project. And on the 24th, we'll have a store-wide sale and donate 10% of the day's sales to them. Learn about this project and how Vital Action Project is helping animals and the earth.
Saturday, February 24th, 11-5
Pigs Peace Sanctuary, a pig rescue facility in Stanwood, WA, is our nonprofit of the month for January. A portion of every sale all month long will go to them (and all our sale items are an additional 20% off through the 15th!
On Saturday, January 27th, we'll be having a sale and donating extra money to Pigs Peace. Everything will be 10% off and at the end of the day, we'll donate 10% of the daily sales to the pigs!
Hope to see you then!
Did you know that Vegan Haven, Seattle's vegan grocery store, is a nonprofit and that all proceeds help the animals at Pigs Peace? Check them out! They're in the U District and have an amazing selection food, including snacks. They carry books, personal products, and accessories too.
Keep up with what's going on at the store.