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Wish You Were Northwest Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

There’s nothing like community. Here at Explore Washington State, we have built a small but strong group of people who continue to support us on our journey. Wish You Were Northwest, has done the same with their clothing.  Sisters Tory and Tahnee grew up outside of Seattle in a log house, surrounded by music, art…

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Explore Washington State Kula Cloth

While 2020 has brought a lot of awful moments for everyone, here at Explore Washington State, we had the chance to create something amazing: our very own Kula Cloth. When we featured Kula Cloth last year, we never thought that we would have the opportunity to work with them this closely. Our Kula Cloth may…

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EQPD red bag Explore Washington State Gift Guide 2020

Do you have a friend or family member who is constantly going through bags? That one person who shows up to each event with a new bag or purse, claiming the last one was destroyed or broke? Or that one person in your life who has a million reusable cotton bags, but needs something… sturdier? …

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Whiskey Jack hats Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Another day, another great gift idea for this year’s holiday season: Whiskey Jack! Founder and creative Alison grew up in Colorado before moving to Washington nine years ago. She’s been practicing and creating art her entire life, feeling the call to be creative for years before starting her business in 2011. When she first opened…

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Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Explore Washington State was founded on the back of many cups of coffee late at night. Frankly, it is still being maintained on copious amounts of caffeine.  Coffee has always been a focal point in our family’s lives. Let’s backtrack, Scott the founder of EWS, is my father. I can’t remember a time where coffee…

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Tuesday Shop Washington gift guide 2020

Next up, let’s introduce you to Tuesday Shop!  If you’re shopping for a woman this holiday season, here it is: hand-dyed and painting clothing and accessories, created with zero-waste designs using factory remnants and vintage fabrics.  So, who is behind Tuesday Shop? Owner Rian Robinson first attended the University of Washington and majored in ceramics,…

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2232 Ceramics mug Explore Washington State Gift Guide 2020

Who knew that pottery could be the catalyst to my happiness? If you had asked me five years ago, I would have never said that I have a handmade mug on my wish list. What can I say? I was young, ignorant, and oblivious to the magic that is: 2232 Ceramics. Brooke Martinez, founder and…

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Cecelia Stitch stockings Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Hey guys, and welcome back to Explore Washington State’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Up next we’ve got Cecelia Stitch! Founded in 2017, owner Eve, found herself tired of managing other peoples’ businesses, which led to her creating Cecelia Stitch. Originally from New England, she hopped around the country before settling in Seattle. “The closeness of…

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Staheekum Moccasins Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

If you’re just tuning in to this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, welcome! If you’ve been following along for the entire series, welcome back.  Last year we featured Staheekum shoes, and I’m so excited that they are back for another round. Last year I wrote about their Women’s Cascades and their men’s version, the Greenwood.  They…

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Ridge Line Rings Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Welcome back to another thread of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. We are so ecstatic that you’ve been following along so far, and even more excited to introduce a new young Washington state business: Ridge Line Rings!  No matter who you’re shopping for this year, there is no doubt that they will love a ring…

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