Shop Local, Give Local: Meals on Wheels

Shop Local, Give Local: Meals on Wheels

This month, we are directing our donations to the Meals on Wheels program from Sound Generations. Sound Generations serves more than 83,000 older adults and adults with disabilities in King County. They provide seniors with meals, drive them to essential services, ease their loneliness and alleviate caregiver stress. They are committed to making people feel included and respected.
May 15, 2017 by Anne Gavzer
Endless Knot CELEBRATES 20 years in Belltown! Party with us!

Endless Knot CELEBRATES 20 years in Belltown! Party with us!

Please join us as we kick off our weekend of celebration. 20 years, Wow!!! Thanks to you we are still strong and growing stronger.

To show you our appreciation we are having a party! 

 

Pre Party Friday 4pm-8pm. 

Champagne, cupcakes, and great deals! 


Main Event Saturday 4pm-8pm

Stop in to the photo booth in store and show us your Endless Style!
Owner Anne Gavzer will be in at 6pm to tell our story and personally thank all of you who support us in every way!
Plus snacks, drinks, and even goody bags for the first 50 party goers!
 

After Party Sunday 4pm-8pm

Champagne, cupcakes, and great deals! 
 

Storewide SALE all 3 days. Everything will be 20% off!. Everything!

All Prairie Underground, Salaam, Rebel, THML, Viereck, Wooden Ships...

 

Don't miss out on this once in 20 years Celebration!

April 28, 2017 by Anne Gavzer
20 years and growing strong!

20 years and growing strong!

Way back when, 20 years ago, I opened the Endless Knot boutique with my own original line, Endless Knot Art. Many of you will remember our brand as sophisticated and innovative, with eclectic original prints.

Our Seattle shop was our first and only shop. Though having my own shop wasn’t in the plans, it came into being through a lucky fluke and a real estate miracle. Our good fortune continues to this day. We’ve had 20 years in our same Belltown location, holding down our corner at First and Bell.

As Belltown grew, so did Endless Knot. We brought in more contemporary lines to the shop, while staying true to our vision of providing superior quality, comfortable, wearable clothing, jewelry and accessories.

In 2009, we closed the Endless Knot Art label to focus on our boutique. We expanded our offerings to include many local designers. We found other wildly original brands that have become shop staples. We seek out products that we can stand behind and continue to source local, fair trade, and women owned companies that provide wearable, stylish items. And we have taken to heart our roles in supporting local small businesses, raising awareness about social justice issues, and creating a welcoming safe space for all.

20 Years. WOW! We are so grateful to still be here, and we owe our success to so many wonderful people with whom we have crossed paths over the years. Our deepest thanks to all our customers, we truly could not do it without you. To the designers, manufacturers and sales reps who keep the wheels of commerce turning, thank you. To the folks at Dorothy Day, you inspire us and we couldn’t ask for a better landlord. And, to all our coworkers, past and present, my deepest appreciation to you for jumping on this bandwagon and helping Endless Knot be what it is today.

We are proud to be one of Seattle’s most beloved shops. Thanks for continuing to support women owned, local, small business. See you soon!

And here we are, now, heading into the future. We are excited to be launching our brand new website and e-commerce store.

 

 

April 28, 2017 by Anne Gavzer
Shop Local, Give Local: Urban Rest Stop

Shop Local, Give Local: Urban Rest Stop

To live in vibrant communities, it is essential to support the local businesses that make them vibrant. Shopping local is a powerful statement each of us can easily make. When you shop locally, at independent retailers, you are making a choice to support your neighbors and your neighborhood. At Endless Knot we make conscious purchasing choices when available, choosing the local printer or hardware store, the local coffee shop or movie theater, the local designer and the local jeweler.

Now we are also choosing to direct our donations locally. We have long been supporters of local service organizations, contributing to Dorothy Day House, Mary’s Place, Real Change, Nicklesville and other groups. We have also contributed to national and international efforts such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders and others.

These organizations are worthy, and, now more than ever, essential. But to act locally also means to give locally. Endless Knot pledges to support organizations that have a direct impact on the populations they serve in our Seattle community. Now you can help.

Starting this week, on Sunday March 12th,
and during the 3rd week of every month, visitors to our Belltown boutique will find a select rack of clothes designated “Shop Local, Give Local”. Every item on that rack will be sold for $20, and we will be donating that full $20 to our chosen organization. Great bargains for you, great causes supported. Win-Win.

This month, to kick off our new program, we are directing our donations to the Urban Rest Stop. Under the auspices of the Low Income Housing Institute, Urban Rest Stop locations provide a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can come and use restrooms, laundry facilities and showers.  All services are provided at no cost to patrons. Visit their website: https://urbanreststop.org

Why Urban Rest Stop?    Let’s put it into perspective….
Imagine this…. A woman visits our shop, finds something lovely to wear, but does not want to try it on direct from her morning run or yoga class. She can go home, freshen up, change clothes and feel confident about going out into the world.

And then imagine this…. A woman loses her job, then her home. She may struggle with health issues, may not have enough to eat. And, try as she might - to get a job, to find a home - her struggle is compounded by her limited access to clean clothes and a shower.

The Urban Rest Stop locations in our city allow people to reclaim the basic human dignity of feeling clean. We applaud their work. Thanks for helping us support them.

In the months to come we will be directing our donations from the “Shop Local, Give Local” rack to a wide variety of local organizations. These will include food banks, youth shelters, health clinics, women’s organizations and others. We welcome your suggestions for great community services that you believe deserve our support. And again, thanks for continuing to support women owned, independent, local small business.
April 26, 2017 by Anne Gavzer