Feel safe and secure in a SAFEKEEPER VEST around town or around the world
9009 42nd Avenue N.E. - Seattle, WA 98115

Safekeeper Vest
Marion Gartler, Designer

Our vest fabrics come from all over the world. Click on an image to enlarge it.

Marion buys Japanese cloth at Toji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan.
Marion buys silks and cottons in Guatemala.
Marion buys silks and woolens in Pakistan.

Marion buys handwoven silks and cottons in India.

Marion buys handwoven textiles in Indonesia.
Marion buys antique, handwoven woolen textiles in Delphi,Greece


Marion buys cloth and embroideries, new and old, in Bohkara, Uzbekistan.

\ Marion buys antique cloth in Tokyo, Japan
Dear Friends:
For people who would like to come to a Safekeeper Vest trunk show, I've decided to list all scheduled shows for six months ahead. This is in response to a recent airport encounter between a Seattle customer, and a Safekeeper Vest wearer who has moved from Washington DC to Berkeley California. The California customer bought her vest 12 years ago, before moving to the West Coast. She didn't know how to get in touch with me (since I didn't have a web site) and therefore she has missed 12 wonderful Bay Area trunk shows over the years.
Safekeeper Vest Spring Trunk Show Schedule:
*All shows are from noon to 5 P.M. , unless noted
Dates and locations are subject to change

Fall 2017
Fall Fri. Nov 4
Sat. Nov 5

Washington, DC
At the home of Amanda Hobart
4000 Cathedral Ave NW #232B
(3rd bldg. Entrance on Rt. elevator on Rt to 2nd floor)
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 333-2024


Shopping in Vietnam


I've just come home from a trip to Vietnam to look for dyed indigo fabric. I covered the country as far north as Sapa, on the border of China, back to Hanoi and down the coast to Hue and Hoi An. Then inland to the mountains, the highland area of Dalat. From there I continued south to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) and then out to the Mekong River Delta.

I started in Sapa because I had heard that they dye their cotton cloth with indigo, which I like to use in designing my vests. In the pictures that follow you will see me buying cloth, and you will see why I started our trip on that high note!

The pictures of Vietnam, in my slide show are just a handful of the 600 or so taken by Anne-Marie Hipkins.


If there is no trunk show in your city or state, you may email me at mariongartler@hotmail.com. However, I am not able to answer emails personally, my assistants do that for me. You won't be able to order any vests on this web site because it's for information only, not for ordering!

What I will do here is post an invitation for the trunk shows that are coming up immediately, and the overall schedule for the months ahead. I'll change the menu of the future trunk shows every month, so that you'll know what part of the country I'll be in.

Marion Gartler, Safekeeper Vest
9009 - 42nd Ave NE
Seattle WA 98115