How to shop ethically in Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest offers a wide range of shopping. Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods offer virtually every type of fashion clothing imaginable, from outdoor gear to quirky and trendy threads. Here’s a few places we found!

Pretty Parlor

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Pretty Parlor is a curated vintage & new boutique that carries lovely hand-selected vintage garments from the 1920s through the 1990s. Since opening in 2001, Pretty Parlor has been a destination spot for lovers of beauty. Ladies and gentleman who wish to stand out from the crowd, look no further! Each garment is selected for its unique style and overall quality. Alongside the vintage marvels is a darling selection of vintage-inspired brands with sizes ranging from xs – 2xl. You’ll also find the craftwork of Seattle’s top independent designers.

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Visit Pretty Parlor online and at  119 Summit Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102

Spun

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SPUN is made in the USA by designer Sara Seumae. Using organic fabrics and fiber reactive dyes, Sara creates affordable, fashionable, and comfortable pieces. A portion of annual sales is donated to non-profit and local organizations. Visit them online, at select boutiques across the world, or at their Seattle store.

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Visit Spun online

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NUBE opened in 2009, following a two-week visit by founder Ruth True to China. Ready to invest in local artists, U.S. manufacturing, and the kind of ingenuity born from solving design challenges with limited materials, Ruth founded a mercantile where creativity, green living, and local flavor abound. NUBE is now a presence for goods online and in Seattle’s Capitol Hill storefront.

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Visit Nube online and at 1527 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

 

Green Eileen

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GREEN EILEEN is re-imagining the way we think about our clothes. Inspired by EILEEN FISHER’s timeless designs and high quality fabrics, their recycled clothing initiative gives a second (or third!) life to your clothes. By donating or buying a gently used GREEN EILEEN garment, you support a product life-cycle that is good for the Earth and its inhabitants.

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Visit Green Eileen online and at 4860 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118

Revival Ink

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Reviaval Ink provides eco-friendly, wearable works of art. Their items are hand drawn and printed in Seattle with non-toxic, water-based inks featuring organic fabrics made by Tara Monster.

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Visit Revival ink online and at 5000 20th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107

Prairie Underground

Inspired by hand made clothing, uniforms and distressed garments, Prairie Underground produces a populist collection with subtle sensuality, conceived for durability and routine wear. The collection directly supports a diminishing network of sewing contractors in Seattle, Washington and has incorporated sustainable textiles made of hemp and organic cotton in every collection since 2005.

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Visit Prairie Underground online

Red Light Vintage

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Since 1996, Red Light Vintage & Costume has remained one of Seattle’s premier vintage shopping locations. From 1930’s formal ensembles, including shoes & accessories, to vintage Levi’s & shirts from obscure metal bands, you’re sure to find your new favorite clothes!

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Visit Red Light Vintage online and at  4560 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

Lucky Vintage

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Lucky Vintage offers quality vintage clothing and accessories for men and women from the 1800s to the early 1990s. Their offerings are hand picked by a talented staff of buyers for their design, quality, condition and wearability. They carefully inspect each piece, making repairs and cleaning when necessary to offer only the best vintage clothes ready to wear right away. They have two Seattle area locations as well as online shopping to reach clientele no matter where they are. Each shop is different and new items are added daily!

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Visit Lucky Vintage online and at  4742 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

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