So when we had a one-day layover in Seattle, we decided to visit Richard Wilson, the founder and owner of Snapdragon Design, at Snapdragon World Headquarters.
|You are here! Snapdragon World Headquarters!|
|The shop is small; every inch of space is in use.|
|Patterns hang behind a sewing station after the employees have left for the day.|
|Skirts in the production process, with one of the seam-taping machines standing by.|
Visiting Richard reminded us of what a small world kayaking is, and how the businesses that supply it frequently are owned by people who have long been a part of the community. We would buy Snapdragon skirts even if we didn't know that doing so supported a small business committed to the sport. But knowing that makes us even more happy about closing that circle.
|Completed skirts, ready to ship.|
|Richard, seeing us off.|