A selection of Seattle’s best homegrown goods
In the Northwest, “buy local” is a mantra, and there’s no shortage of talented artisans taking up the cause. Support the area’s producers by buying one of these locally made products available in South Lake Union’s shops.
1. “Greetings from Seattle” Card
Bicycles, salmon, and coffee, oh my—some of the city’s favorite things are whimsically rendered on this letterpress card, printed with two overlapping inks, from stationery savant Erin Wallace. Find It: Rogers & Ryan, 605 Eastlake Ave E; rogersandryan.com
2. John Jacob Rye Whiskey
Out of distillery Fremont Mischief, this smooth whiskey is created from rye grown in the Northwest and aged in toasted oak barrels. It features a buttery mouthfeel and a hint of caramel on the finish. Find It: Downtown Spirits, 2300 Seventh Ave; downtownspirits.com
3. Old-Fashioned Snickerdoodle Cookies
Butter, sugar, and cinnamon combine to create a sweet treat from Cougar Mountain Baking Company, known for its soft and chewy cookies that are each dedicated to a different Seattle-area location. Find It: Whole Foods Market, 2210 Westlake Ave; wholefoods.com/stores/southlakeunion
4. Blue Clay Cleansing Bar Soap
Created from 100 percent natural ingredients in a Seattle kitchen, this gentle soap from Herbivore Botanicals uses Cambrian Blue Clay from lakes in Siberia to clarify and balance the skin. Find It: West Elm, 2201 Westlake Ave; westelm.com
5. Geoduck Pillow
The lightweight and portable pillow collapses into an integrated sack (where it resembles the Northwest’s favorite burrowing clam) for traveling and unstuffs into a soft head rest three times its size. Find It: Feathered Friends, 119 Yale Ave N; featheredfriends.com
6. Vintage-Inspired Dress
Fun fabrics, classic patterns, and reasonable prices are the hallmarks of Frock Shop, a Phinney Ridge–based company that designs dresses to impress. Find It: Shine, 207 Pontius Ave N; seattlecca.org/shine.cfm
This story appears in the Winter/Spring issue of Discover South Lake Union magazine.