Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - Ventures, Gifts for Good

Starting Friday you can now find Beadware at Ventures in Pike Place Market! This unique and inspiring gift store is the "retail incubator" of Washington C.A.S.H. (Community Alliance for Self-Help). Their stores showcase handcrafted products from their program’s participants and other local and low-income entrepreneurs, offering direct market access as well as hands-on training in retail product development, pricing, and presentation. Working together, they are committed to the growth of small businesses, stronger communities, and brighter futures throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Pike Place Market store

The first location is in the historic Seattle Pike Place Market at 1st Avenue and Pike St. on the Mezzanine Level, under the main arcade, in Suite 521. Easy directions are to start at the pig, walk down past the fish tossers and hang a right! The second location is a retail kiosk in Concourse C at Seatac International Airport.

SeaTac store
 They have a nice selection of art and gifts, many from friends of mine such as Kaleidescapes, Eastern Wind Glass and Echo Artworks.  They will have 2 dozen Beadware stone necklaces and several dozen earrings available. I will post a picture of the display as soon as I receive one.

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