Seattle Sundries opens larger workshop and retail space on 8th Ave NW

The Ballard-grown soap, lotions, and potions shop Seattle Sundries has just moved into a larger workshop and retail space at 8318 8th Ave NW.

Seattle Sundries makes natural bath and shave soaps, lotions, lip balms, and “Pacific Northwest-y mugs, totes, and other products that carry our original artwork,” owner Anne Sylte Bloom—who also teaches English at Broadview-Thompson PK-8—told My Ballard.

Bloom started Seattle Sundries in 2005. She’s been operating in a small workshop on 8th Ave NW since 2015, and just recently took over the former Seattle Electric Bike shop when they relocated to Green Lake.

The new larger workshop will allow Bloom to continue manufacturing soaps and balms and will also provide a much larger retail space, she told My Ballard.

“We are really excited to also be expanding our in-person cold-process soap and bath bomb-making classes,” Bloom wrote in an email. She says they’re offering classes once every two months on Saturdays (the next one is July 2), with plans to add more dates as they spread the word and more people show interest.

They also started offering classes specifically for kids aged 8 and older, which Bloom expects will be great for birthday parties.

The retail shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Bloom said she expects to add more hours in the future, but adds that they’re on-site making products every weekday, so customers can order online anytime and pick up at their convenience. She also said they’re happy to schedule shopping time outside their regular open hours for folks to browse.

“We just need to know when to expect you so we’re not in mid-pour on a batch of soap!” she said.

Photo courtesy Anne Sylte Bloom