As of March 11, 2022, the State of Washington and King County / Seattle has lifted the mandatory mask mandate for all indoor spaces making mask-wearing optional for all who shop with us.
You may see our helpers wearing masks while working since we come into contact with many different people while in the store. If you are more comfortable shopping with a mask on, please feel free to do so. We have medical masks and hand sanitizer available for all.
For more information on mask-wearing guidance:
King County website: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/current-guidance/masks.aspx
WA State Department of Health website: https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19/masks-and-face-coverings
Thank you for your continued support during this time of transition.
Update: WA State DOH reinstates mask mandate for all indoor activities as of August 23, 2021
Statewide updated mask order goes into effect Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
OLYMPIA-- Today, Washington State Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, M.D., MPH, amendedOrder 20-03requiring face masks for everyone over five years of age in most public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. These include places like grocery stores, malls, gyms, and community centers. Masks are strongly recommended in crowded outdoor settings like sporting events, fairs, and concerts where physical distancing is not possible. The updated order goes into effect on Monday, Aug. 23.
There are some exceptions to the indoor mask requirement, including:
Children under age five years of age. However, children age two to four years old can wear a mask under close adult supervision.
People with a medical or mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask
Fully vaccinated workers who are working alone or in an area not accessible to the public
Athletes who play indoor sports and who are actively engaged in competition or practice (masks are still required on sidelines and in team meetings)
Small indoor private gatherings when everyone is vaccinated
Children under two years of age should not wear a face covering due to the risk of suffocation
It is important to use and handle masks properly. A mask should fit snugly around both your mouth and nose, and it should not have holes or tears in the fabric. Cloth face coverings should be washed frequently, ideally after each use, and certainly daily. If you are not able to wash it after each use, wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
Update July 1, 2021: King County drops mask mandate
As of June 30th, King County has lifted the mask mandate and fully vaccinated people now have the choice and are no longer required to wear a mask while shopping and going about daily routines. If you are not yet fully vaccinated or are simply more comfortable wearing a mask while out in public, please do wear a mask while shopping with us.
In recent days, there have been moments when we happen to have many customers in the store at once so if at any time you find that you would be more comfortable wearing a mask, we will happily provide one for you upon request. Hand sanitizer stations will also continue to be available for all to use.
As for our helpers, while we are all thankfully fully vaccinated, we are planning to continue to wear our masks in the store out of respect for our immunocompromised and under-12 visitors and as a continued safety precaution as we navigate this time of transition.
Thank you for your caring and understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Update May 14, 2021 regarding mask mandates:
The safety of our helpers and customers is of the utmost importance to us. Out of concern and respect for those in our community who are immunocompromised or not yet/unable to be vaccinated, we are continuing to request that everyone who comes in to the Showroom wear masks and observe social distancing practices. We are continuing all of our previous safety protocols listed below. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are always available free of charge. Thank you for your support, cooperation, and caring!
Update March 18, 2021: We want to reassure all of our customers that we are continuing all of the safety and cleaning policies listed below in the August 20, 2020 update.
These policies include: requiring properly worn masks, limiting shoppers to 10 customers at a time for the safety of all while shopping with us, offering hand sanitizing stations throughout the store, steaming and sanitizing anything tried-on, and regularly cleaning surfaces with sanitizing cleaning products.
Update August 20, 2020: We're open! As of Thursday, August 20, 2020, we are open for in-store shopping every day from 12pm to 6pm. As with all businesses in WA state, we are observing requirements for all shoppers and employees to wear face masks covering nose and mouth while in our store. Other precautions we are taking include:
1. In addition to requiring masks, sanitizing gel will be available at the door and throughout the store. 2. A maximum of 5 shoppers in our space at one time and suggesting a limit of 30 minutes of in-store shopping time. 4. Cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day including sanitizing sprays, wiping down items and high-touch areas, and using a UV-C light wand for disinfecting surfaces. 5. Limited item try-ons for items where fit is a priority. Any item(s) not purchased will be cleaned with UV-C light, high-heat steam, and will be quarantined for 24 hours.
Your kindness allows us to continue to support artists and helpers while keeping a very personal dream alive. You have our eternal gratitude and we look forward to welcoming you into our new space whenever you are able to visit!🤗💖
Update June 8, 2020: We are currently working to repair the damage we received at Bezel & Kiln after it was broken into and vandalized over Memorial Day weekend. The damage will be manageable so we are just thankful no one was hurt! It will take some time for us to get things in order so in the meantime, please shop with us online - your support is needed now more than ever!
Please stay tuned and keep up with us on social media!
We are doing our part to “flatten the curve” by closing our shops to the public through the end of March (and beyond if necessary). We hope you'll help us support our helpers and artists by purchasing work online in the coming weeks. Every purchase helps us continue to contribute to our community and will enable us to return when restrictions are lifted.
We will keep you up to date here and on social media:
Mailing address: Please send us snail mail via The Handmade Showroom 600 Pine Street, Suite 330 Seattle, WA 98101 (Note: Please do not send us snail mail to our physical space #255 noted on Google Maps - we don't have a mailbox at that address!)