Serious Mission - Unserious Goods

Jackson, Wyoming

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Kathleen Connor

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About WyoWhy

Sales 84
On Etsy since 2016

Serious Mission - Unserious Goods - We make fun products to provide jobs for rural women

WyoWhy is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I decided to use left-over fabrics and batting, along with some fun prints from designers across the country, to create a line of products for the home - products with a humorous flair! I developed a cottage-industry manufacturing model with a Wyoming twist - most of our employees live at least 200 miles away! We're serious about bringing cottage-industry manufacturing to rural areas of Wyoming, where economic opportunities are not as plentiful as they are in places like Jackson Hole. I cut and design all the products in Jackson, and ship boxes of pieces to my team who complete them in their own homes. I travel to art shows, craft shows and wholesale shows in an effort to share what we do!

Sourcing is important to me. I have to feel good about how I'm making my product and where the materials come from. I believe in US jobs, so I buy primarily US-made materials. Sourcing US Materials is MUCH better for the environment - we have the toughest manufacturing guidelines in the world, and my manufacturers are committed to reducing their textile waste and water use. Reduced shipping distances also means reduced carbon emissions getting my materials.

I upcycle the vast majority of my materials - textiles that have been produced for other purposes but rejected due to excess volume, dye flaws, or simply because the fashion industry insists on new prints every quarter!

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  • Kathleen

    Creator, Owner, Shipper

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