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Meet Wayward & Wild
Welcome to Wayward & Wild!
We're a small adventure clothing brand started by a few Pacific Northwest Natives in November of 2016.
We care most about Quality, Sustainability, and People over Profit. We like the outdoors & protecting it, being creative, and bringing rad people together to do the same.
We're here to outfit you with fashionable apparel you can wear on the trails, on the streets, or on the couch.
Every graphic is hand drawn or designed by Michelle Gefre or Kolbi Lloyd and then hand printed in our own screen printing facility in Beaverton, Oregon.
It's our goal to continue creating, exploring and outfitting you in a quality, hand printed article of clothing and hopefully inspiring you along your own wayward & wild journey.
1. How did you get started in the clothing world?
TWell, my father (Jack) has had a screen printing company (Lloyd’s Ink) since somewhere close to the dawn of time, and it took a solid 20+ years before Michelle (my BFF of 20+ years) and myself (Kolbi) decided to capitalize on our creativity with this venture. We’ve always been travel oriented and outdoorsy and hated the strict 9-5 cubical type work environment. We really just wanted to live life on our own terms but weren’t quite sure how to do it. In 2016 Michelle and I were stuck in recovery mode after I got ran over by a car and Michelle had her second knee surgery. From this down time Wayward & Wild was born. We couldn’t do much of our regular hiking and adventuring so our creativity brought us to starting a company.
It’s the three of us that do it all. I (Kolbi) am a graphic designer and Michelle is an artist, so every graphic on each T is designed by us, and then screen printed by my father. It’s pretty cool to keep the process amongst us three.
2. Where do you draw influence from?
Our world travels, our outdoor adventures, (or anything outside really), the BEAUTIFUL pacific northwest landscapes, and just about anything that has that slight 'outside the box' feel.
Oh, and definitely our crazy lives.
3. What is the difference between Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market and other markets?
We like connecting with our community. Oregonians are typically outdoor lovers like us. We grew up between Hillsboro/Beaverton/Aloha and like to have our roots in what has heavily influenced us! HTNM allows us to stay present in our community, and connect with other vendors from our area, swap stories, and find the next best place to hike, shop (Local), or food spot to try.
4. How long have you sold your wares at HTNM? What encouraged you to apply/ keeps you vending with us now?
This is our second season with HTNM and we love it! We love seeing our neighbors and our old friends and our new friends at these summer markets every Tuesday. :)
5. What’s next for your brand?
We recently were accepted into Made In Oregon stores and you can now find a few of our styles in all 9 of their stores and the PDX airport! This has been a huge growth step for us and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope to continue to grow and expand in our product lists and be in a few stores, while developing our online presence. We want to branch into the freedoms of our travel oriented lifestyles yet still stay personable while living our Wayward & Wild and creative lives. :)We recently were accepted into Made In Oregon stores and you can now find a few of our styles in all 9 of their stores and the PDX airport! This has been a huge growth step for us and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope to continue to grow and expand in our product lists and be in a few stores, while developing our online presence. We want to branch into the freedoms of our travel oriented lifestyles yet still stay personable while living our Wayward & Wild and creative lives. :)
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