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,, 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!
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.
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
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