Why Ballard? We created the durable #PatagoniaWorkwear
line with farmers, builders, ranchers, foresters and environmental activists in mind. Historically, #Ballard
and the #SalmonBay
waterfront served as the city's central commercial district, where shingle and lumber mills flourished. Our store occupies one of the oldest and architecturally significant historic buildings in the area. Originally 'The People's Store' was a grocery, meat market and dry goods shop, while the upper level, the Princess Hotel, housed fisherman and mill workers.
For environmental and aesthetic purposes, we used reclaimed materials from @earthwisesalvage
and the Smith Tower in Seattle to build-out the shop's wood panels and picture frames and restored the original 1905 floor and brick walls. With a section of the store devoted to the @PatagoinaProvisions
line, which highlights the grains and salmon regeneratively grown and sourced from the #PNW
. All and all, we couldn't dream of a better place than Ballard to open our first store focused on Workwear.
Photos: Ballard Historical Society and Mavis Clapp
#ReclaimReuseRestore #PatagoniaProvisions #IndustrialHemp