• On TV Talking Eco-Fashion

    Last month, I was contacted by Tom Watson who is the King County EcoConsumer in Seattle. If you know Tom, then you know that not only is he a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about recycling, eco and going green, but he also loves supporting local business. Tom wanted to know if I was interested in joining him on the Seattle TV station, Q13 Fox, for 3 live segments and talk about organic fashion. Even hearing the words "Live TV" made my stomach turn, but I jumped at the opportunity to educate consumers about eco clothing.

    Flash forward to yesterday when the very personable and fun to talk to Kaci Aitchison of Q13 Fox show "Mornings with Kaci" came by the store to chat! Not only did we get to talk about eco fashion and local artists (my favorite topics) but she also got her hands dirty and made a dress! Thanks Kaci for coming by and a big thank you to Tom for the support!

    Here are some clips from all the action from yesterday's show!




  • 3rd Annual Earth Day Trivia Giveaway Contest

    Those who know me, know that I love Twitter. What's not to love? You get your own profile which you can add any image, a link to your business or personal blog and a short bio to explain who you are. You also get 140 characters to say whatever you want! Whether it be a link to your favorite news story or a picture of a cute puppy you just saw in the street. It's a no pressure, easy to cruise social networking site that has made my life easy and fun!

    In 2009, I decided that I wanted to have deeper conversations with my twitter friends. Since Earth Day was just around the corner, what better way to engage with my tweeps and to bring attention to Earth Day, than to promote a giveaway! I personally love trivia games so I worked in questions about the history of Earth Day, sustainable fashion, organic cotton and SPUN. At the end of the day, not only did I get to talk to some of the shy Twitter followers that I had never tweeted with, but we had 10 winners who walked away with a new SPUN Tank!

    Once again this Earth Day, I will be personally tweeting trivia questions from some of the topics above and a few other fun ones. The first person to tweet the correct answer, gets a prize! This year's giveaway is a SPUN Low V-neck tee in your choice of color!

    If you're on Twitter, follow me @ChooseSPUN and join the fun!

    Happy Earth Day!

  • Happy Birthday

    It's been 3 long years and today is our birthday! The past 3 years has thought me so much about fashion, eco, business, people and more importantly....about myself. I have made many mistakes but through it all, I've managed to successfully balance my family and SPUN. It's not easy to keep your personal life and business on track when you're first starting out, so I've been fortunate to have the love and support of my friends and family to remind me of what is important.

    Whether you have recently found SPUN or been around since day one, I want to thank you for your support. We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page or you can leave a comment here. If you live in the Seattle area, please stop by and say hello at our new store. We would love to meet you!

    Thank you and here's to 3 more years of SPUN!

    xoxo, Sara


  • New Boutique

    So we finally opened the new store! SPUN Sustainable Collective is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. We are right next door to the delicious, best coffee in the world, Porchlight Coffee and in the heart of the city. Coincidentally, I used to live in the neighborhood back in the day, and love being back!

    You can get all the latest news, updates and learn more about what the store really is by visiting the store blog:

    SPUN Sustainable Collective

    Come by when you can, we want to meet you:

    SPUN Sustainable Collective, 1515 14th Ave, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122



  • Dreams

    One of my favorite movies is "Pretty Woman". It's the kind of movie that I could watch over and over again and never get sick of it. I know the movie by heart and repeat all the lines while I watch it...which sort of makes me annoying to watch the movie with. One of my favorite parts is in the beginning when the camera follows a guy walking through Hollywood, California. He says "Welcome to Hollywood. What's your dream? Everyone has a dream". In the movie, a girl dreams about being more than who she is, and let's just say that she her wishes come true. There's some prostitution involved but that's not really here nor there.

    I'm sort of like that girl (I'm not a prostitute though - not that there's anything wrong with that). I moved to the US with my parents and little sister when I was 8 years old. Skipping past the trials and turbulations of coming to a new country from a war striken homeland and right along to the part when I realized that my parents are working 18-20 hour days just to make their dreams come true. They made sacrifices every single day and worked their butts off to give my sister and I a better life. Of course there were many people along the way who helped us get to those goals. Afterall, it takes a village to raise a child!

    It also seems to take a village to build a clothing line! Growing up, I always knew that I wanted my own business and sort of had the idea that I would somehow like to help others in some way. Over the past years, I have worked very hard to take SPUN from a small eco basics line to what the new collection, Black/Blue, has become. All the while, I've received a lot of help and support from my friends and family. I have tried to pay it forward every chance I get and have mentored numerous designers, artists and business owners in the US and in other parts of the world. Call it karma, positive energy or whatever, but the feeling of knowing that I have helped someone in their business gives me the will to move forward with SPUN.

    It's this passion to support others that has driven my decision to open a new boutique, SPUN Sustainable Collective! More than just a boutique, SPUN Sustainable Collective is a space that will foster the growth of indie designers and artists. I have carefully selected a handful of individuals who will not only sell their goods in the store but will use the space as their studio and showroom. I will also be moving SPUN's manufacturing in-house and allowing the designer's to also construct their garments in the space. I will continue to design accessible organic pieces but will only produce in small batches, making SPUN's manufacturing even more sustainable!

    We have lots more to share with you in the coming weeks so please become a fan of SPUN on Facebook so we could update you regularly. I hope that you stop by the store and come say hello to me and my friends. I'd love to show you around and introduce you to the undiscovered talent of our beautiful city.

    On behalf of my family and I, thank you for your continued support of SPUN and for allowing me to live out my dreams each and everyday. I love what I'm doing and excited for what's ahead. But I can't do it without thank you for choosing SPUN!