Support Seattle Small Businesses

Shop these 9 Sustainable Small Businesses this Summer
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As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people out of most stores, small and local businesses are feeling the effects of lower foot traffic and decreased sales. As Seattle-ites, it’s our job to ensure these businesses not only survive the pandemic but thrive in the future. So how can you lend a helping hand during tough times? Below, we’ve outlined a few of our favorite sustainable Seattle-made products to inspire local shopping that saves both your neighborhood boutique and the environment!

  • If you’re staying inside to stop the spread of COVID-19, we recommend Seattle Candle Company’s scented candles, made from soy wax and hand-poured in small batches without dyes or parabens. The Evergreen and Cedar, Coffee, and limited-edition Seattle Rain fragrances are just some of our favorite PNW-inspired options.
  • Herban Farm NW is a black-owned business that sells locally-grown and mixed spices and sauces. The company organically harvests and thoughtfully crafts its culinary herbs, giving an extra kick of care and love to its bold flavors. We love the hot honey sauce -- it tastes great on everything!
  • We’ve all been wearing masks, but why not get one that’s both cute and supports a great cause? The Refugee Artisan Initiative is a local non-profit organization on a mission to give refugee and immigrant women sustainable work in creating amazing handcrafted products. Purchase the BLM and VOTE cotton masks, and 100% of the profits will go towards helping these artisans.
  • Baleen makes affordable, sustainable, and fashion-forward jewelry in Seattle. The company uses recycled materials, zero-waste manufacturing techniques, and carbon-neutral shipping to give customers the cutest and highest-quality handmade accessories.
  • Instead of spending a few bucks at your regular chain cafe, make a trip to The Station Coffee Shop in Beacon Hill. This artist-activist community hub serves up locally-sourced and delicious sandwiches. Order online and pick-up for a quick and ethical caffeine boost!
  • Inspired by vintage style from the 1960s and fashion ethos of the 1970s, OULA garments are thoughtfully designed, easy-to-wear, excitingly bold and made to last as part of a timeless and cherished piece of your wardrobe. The OULA Company’s garments and masks are hand-cut and sewn in the United States under fair conditions, reducing its carbon footprint. 
  • Rebekah J. Designs creates some of our favorite metal jewelry pieces -- not to mention the studio is in West Seattle! Each piece has a personal, organic touch with an emphasis on simplicity and sustainability. 
  • Percussion Farms provides access, employment, and education to people of color at its urban Seattle locations. You can help in the farm’s mission to undo oppression and institutional racism by purchasing locally-grown nutritious and delicious produce. Eat healthily and take a stand against racism!
  • If you’re into bulk foods, you’ll love Scoop Marketplace as much as we do! This zero-waste grocery store is on a mission to reduce pollution and support the local economy through sourcing its products in bulk and eliminating packaging.

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