Our Story

Welcome to Ninth & Pine!

I’m Laura, an experienced K – 8 educator, scientist, wife of my one love, mother of three, grandmother of five, and the owner of Ninth & Pine. We are a small family run business located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Ninth & Pine is committed to offering natural products that are good for you and good for our planet. We have limited or eliminated plastic to help our environment, especially our suffering oceans.

Our quality products are eco-friendly and made from such materials as sustainable wood sources, cotton, wool, bamboo, silk, and compostable biopolymers. Each product’s environmental impact is considered during it’s growth, collection, processing and end of life compostability.

 

About Laura

As mothers do, I devoted my life to raising my children the best way possible. It was the late 1980’s when my first daughter was born. Plastic, prefab furniture, boxed food and cheap, synthetic products were all the rage. I found this frustrating. Where were all the natural toys I'd grown up with: wooden toys and soft cotton and wool dolls. Why were there so many unnatural things in what should be completely natural: our food and our personal care products.

I had only been vaguely aware of these issues until my daughter was born and I had the tremendous responsibility of making her as safe and healthy as I could. I began making my own baby food, non-toxic cleaners and detergents and searching for ways to make my daughter's life, and soon her younger sisters' lives, healthier. But when it came to buying products for our home, it was a struggle to find what we wanted.

Fast forward through degrees, years of field-work, research and finally a block of my life as an educator and then to Ninth and Pine. I'm now an overjoyed MiLa, my grandmother name from my first grandchild and family.

After that, it was in easy decision. Ninth & Pine was created for household goods and personal care products, as was her sister store for children, Alder & Alouette where we sell toys made of natural materials that encourage open-ended play, creativity, imagination, exploring nature, as well as making a lot of mud pies, sandcastles, climbing trees and jumping in rain puddles.    

 

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments or suggestions by sending an email to Ninthandpine@outlook.com and visit our sister store, Alder and Alouette, when you get a chance. 

We hope you find something you love in our store and in nature.

Live Green and Love Life.

Sincerely,

Laura Lowe, Owner of Ninth & Pine