In the northeast corner of the Oddfellows Building, right in the heart of the Pike–Pine Corridor in Seattle, NuBe Green's windows look out on passersby riding bikes, running errands and enjoying treats from nearby Molly Moon's ice cream shop. More often than not, the people outside are looking in, at the wonderfully inventive wares available in this upbeat, eco-friendly store.
Goods for sale are made in the United States from repurposed, organic and locally sourced materials. Bright pillows made from recycled plastic bottles line the shelves, and sturdy doormats created with reclaimed lobster-trap ropes are piled in colorful heaps near displays of jewelry, glassware, candles, stationery and more.
Also on offer are sculptural chairs made using old barn wood, bracelets adorned with antique buttons, ceramics in eye-catching colors by Northwest artists, and an entire line of bags, wallets, and accessories made from repurposed inner tubes (by locally owned Alchemy Goods). Racks of clothing created from vintage fabrics and found materials with NuBe Green labels offer a hint of what's to come: also in the works is an eponymous furniture line, coming later this year. A supportive marketplace for handcrafted items made with sustainability in mind, NuBe Green is a mainstay in an ever-evolving neighborhood.
For more information, check out NuBe Green's website.
Address: 921 East Pine Street, Seattle 98122
Images: Heidi Leigh Johansen