Nayeli is not currently active in clothing production. We launched our business in the Fall of 2017, but funds were already low from a previous clothing venture that had used up most of our capital. After spending several months on development, we couldn’t afford to produce the clothing inventory we needed to sell.
Sadly, we closed our sewing studio in Spring of 2018.
In order to get our prices down, we needed to manufacture in quantity. Getting a business loan for all of this would have been great, but we needed to be making $50K per month just to be eligible for one, and were not there.
We spent a lot of time sewing samples, developing and sizing patterns, and finding the best fabrics for our garments. We still have so many great ideas for running a clothing company that would benefit the local economy here in Spokane. But in the end, we had to pay our own bills and Nayeli was an expense that we could no longer afford.
If you are interested in helping us get Nayeli Clothing to the next level, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Nayeli means I love you.
We design and make original clothing in Spokane, WA. You can shop for Nayeli Clothing at outdoor festivals and online. Truly made with love in the USA.
Clothing design cooperative for people who sew. We are creating good-wage local jobs, while making beautiful clothing for YOU.
We are makers. Yes!
Talented people, making quality products our community can be proud of.
Are you a maker too? Interested in a maker’s night event? We host events where you can make your own Nayeli clothing. We supply the venue, materials, machines, food and drinks – you supply the friends, family and good times. Get a Nayeli garment for half-price when you make it yourself!
We make clothing out of natural fibers… with some enhancements.
Hemp, wool, cotton, bamboo, mixed with a little Lycra or Dintex. We’ve sourced materials that are breathable, flexible, water-resistant and more stretchy, but still have natural roots.
We love you at Nayeli Clothing.
Our company is founded on the belief in karma and putting ethics first. We stand behind our products. If you have a problem, return your garment for repair or replacement. If you have ideas, please share them with us.
Designer and Maker
In the early 90’s Liorah started Rocketwear in Seattle. She was only 21, but achieved sales of her clothing designs to retail stores all down the west coast. She participated in several fashion shows, contracted with local manufacturing, and did trade shows.
Liorah spent the next 13 years working for the University for Washington and then Sterling Bank. After having a baby, she was laid off from corporate work, which led her to redefine her career. She went back to graphic design school at SFCC, and then started Blue Tiger Studio, a website service company in 2014.
But the love of sewing and clothing design continued behind the scenes, culminating with her Polar Kuspuk design campaign. In 2016, Liorah got a grant to test market and design for the Native American Sewing Company with the Kalispel Tribe. It was there that she and Sarah worked together and found they made a great team. So when the contract was done, they decided to start their own clothing business together.
Sarah Lorraine Edwards
Designer and Maker
“I love Spokane and seeing our art scene grow and evolve. Raising my 3 children here. “
She founded Sarah Smiles Creations in 2013. Her nature art photographs are printed on cards and canvas for sale. Sarah also does numerous custom projects. She is a Social Media Influencer with over 20,000 global followers on Instagram from posting a new piece of art EVERY DAY on Instagram and Facebook for a year during her 2016-17 Spiral Nature Art Campaign.
Sarah’s attention to detail helps her be both an artist and a clothing designer. Look for her floral printed skirts this Spring.