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How we got here..

In April of 2020, the pandemic was getting serious and we could see masks were going to be recommended. Our other business, Out There Outdoors, was seeing the effects of the slowing economy. I reached out to my Dad’s wife, a professional seamstress, to see if she would be interested in making masks. She made a few templates and we posted them on Facebook. They were immediately popular and we had a hard time keeping up with the Facebook messages. Our site was born shortly after. We made masks for a year, sometimes up to 100 per day before our original seamstress burned out on making masks. As the pandemic evolved and mask sales waned, we transitioned our original business, Spokane Masks, to an eco-friendly, locally made home goods store. Masks continue to be our mainstay for the time being, but we have so many more beautiful and useful products available now.  At Spokane Made we believe that taking care of the planet and taking care of each other go hand-in-hand!

Market Tote and Spokane Made Masks
Shop Local - Shop Small
We always shop as locally as possible for our raw materials and store items.
Support Local Makers
All of our makers are from Spokane. Learn more about them below.
Go Easy on the Planet
We package in paper, and use as little plastic as possible. All decisions are made with the earth in mind. The planet needs everyone doing the best they can!
Unique - Handmade - Useful
Unique products, made by hand! Always useful.
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It's a Team Effort

Our woman-powered team is made of local makers and creatives. It takes all of us working together, and having fun, to create earth friendly, beautiful and useful products.

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Shallan Knowles

Owner

A Coeur d’Alene native, Shallan has lived in Spokane for 20 years. She loves coordinating events and packaging orders. Growing up in the Craft Show industry, Farmers Markets’ have been a fun addition to her week. Her life is full of taking care of her 6-year-old son, traveling and spending time with family.

~ West Central Neighborhood

June Brown Snappy Pouch

June Brown

Sewist - Mask Maker

June is a is a recent (2019) transplant to Spokane, with her husband who works at Fairchild AFB. Her original contribution to Spokane-Made was her unique Snappy-Pouch. June’s ability to sew a precise pattern has been harnessed to make our comfortable masks. When not sewing, she enjoys the outdoors and cooking. 

~South Perry Neighborhood

Andrea
Andrea Bergstresser

Sewist

Born and raised in Mead, WA Andrea loves this area. She has been sewing since she was 6, and has a variety of jobs in the sewing industry. She is currently applying to nursing school, and wants to specialize in pediatric oncology. She thoroughly enjoys the outdoors, and loves to travel!

~Mead Neighborhood

Cece Smith Spokane WA

Cece Smith

Crocheter

As a crafter, Cece focuses on finding sustainable solutions for disposable items. Her talent for crocheting high quality items and eco-friendly consciousness is a perfect fit for Spokane-Made. When not crafting, Cece can be found exploring the outdoors.

~Five Mile Neighborhood

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