Holiday shopping may be over, but now is the perfect time to treat yourself. Newly open PNW Minimalist offers a chance to do just that, with unique clothing, accessories, and cosmetics curated for quality, function, and sustainability.
Lovers of Bellingham Handmade may know the owner, Rachel Jackson. After transitioning the local craft market online, Jackson says she noticed a gap in the retail scene, specifically for the modern Pacific Northwest woman.
“There seemed to be products that people really want in Bellingham that are sustainable, ecologically friendly, and use cultural values,” Jackson says. “I want to bring those products… and curate a really reliable line of brands that follow those values.”
The PNW Minimalist online store launched in late October, offering a full range of items meant to last. Shop from Jackson’s handmade minimalist jewelry like the crescent choker ($48) or ginkgo leaf earrings ($38).
Pamper yourself with sustainable cosmetics like the nourishing shampoo bar ($14) or breathable nail polish ($22). Keep an eye out for new incoming apparel like Fiona Pintuck Denim Pants ($67) and high waisted full briefs ($15).
“I’m looking forward to bringing products that women can faithfully purchase, knowing that they align with the brand values of my company,” Jackson says. “My standards of ethics and sustainability is something that’s really important to me, so I’m excited to do that work for them and provide a safe space.”
PNW Minimalist now boasts a brick and mortar store in downtown Bellingham. In-person shopping is currently available by appointment only — not only to keep shopping COVID-safe, but also to reflect a shift away from impulse buying.
“I think that there’s a lot more intentional purchasing happening,” Jackson says. “I am just trying to capitalize on that and provide products of real substance that will probably be considered expensive, but will have longevity and be made ethically.”
Book an appointment to shop at PNW Minimalist from Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or visit the online store to purchase items for pick-up or free delivery. 1051 North State St., Bellingham, 360.510.0736, pnwminimalist.com
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