A New Way to Support Local
INW Trading Co. is a subscription box and gift box service featuring handmade items from the Inland Northwest region of North America. Our monthly subscribers receive a box filled with goodies each month, delivered straight to their door! Because the products in our boxes are made by a new batch of small production makers each month, your subscription is supporting literally dozens of makers across the Inland Northwest. We think thats pretty cool!
INW Trading Co. provides our community with a convenient way to support a number of local and regional makers each month with our monthly subscription service. Our business invests the majority of any profit right back into the makers who make our business possible, and into the local and regional economies of the Inland Northwest.
At Inland Northwest Trading Co., we envision a more connected and prosperous Inland Northwest region. Our boxes feature regional makers through partnerships that are designed to be mutually beneficial. Our partners are at the forefront of our vision, and together we hope to contribute to a greater sense of Inland Northwest pride and identity.
Why Inland Northwest?
This is Home
Our co-founders both grew up in the Inland Northwest and have an immense appreciation for the culture and beauty of our region. From the stunning landscapes to the incredible communities that make up the Inland Northwest, there is an unlimited amount of creative potential eager to be discovered. At Inland Northwest Trading Co., we try our best to showcase the many diverse talents and skills of Inland Northwest makers in each box.
Small on Purpose
Inland Northwest Trading Co. is grassroots by design: our primary goal is to help regional small businesses grow by connecting them to consumers who are committed to supporting local. We actively choose to live in and celebrate the Inland Northwest region every day, and we are dedicated to keeping our company grounded in our Inland Northwest roots. From the packaging and boxes themselves to the items inside, everything from Inland Northwest Trading Co. was made right here in the Inland Northwest — and we plan to keep it that way.
Why subscription boxes?
The Perfect Solution
Subscription boxes are a convenient way to get the products you already want plus a variety of new and unique products delivered on a regular basis. Our subscription boxes are sustainably handcrafted and designed to delight our subscribers with a curated collection of items made in the Inland Northwest. Each month, subscribers can expect an engaging and rewarding unboxing experience as they discover an array of high-quality handmade items, while also supporting a number of local and regional businesses.
Who We Are
Mariah Bailey, Co-Owner
Mariah Jones Bailey is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Inland Northwest Trading Co., LLC. As an avid intersectional feminist, Mariah has always wanted to work for a company that serves a higher purpose. Since moving back to Spokane in 2017, Mariah has been committed to discovering how her skill set can best serve the rapid development of our community.
Gary Bailey, Co-Owner
Gary Joseph Bailey is a co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Inland Northwest Trading Co., LLC. Although Gary has always identified as an artist, he has been developing his entrepreneurial savvy for a number of years. A graphic designer and photographer by trade, Gary recently realized that his skill set would best lend itself to starting a small business.
How We Make the Magic
The makers who provide items for Inland Northwest Trading Co. subscription boxes are an integral part of what we do and who we are. Reaching potential partners is an ongoing collaborative endeavor and involves connecting in person at community events, engaging via social media, or by word of mouth. We want to include as many amazing Inland Northwest made items as we can get our hands on, and so we try to reach out to as many makers as we can connect with to get the conversation going about Inland Northwest Trading Co. and the future of our region.
Gary graduated from SFCC’s Graphic Design program in 2014. With a background in fine art and photography, Graphic Design was a natural transition and helped him enter a fulfilling career in Marketing. Gary has been working as a professional Graphic Designer & Web Developer ever since and is the brainchild of Inland Northwest Trading Co.’s brand and brand image.
Photography & Video
Photography and video were some of Gary’s first passions when discovering his creative abilities. Producing professional-level work since 2013, all the photos used in Inland Northwest Trading Co.’s marketing materials are shot by Gary Bailey and other local photographers. No stock photos here! We believe that our partner’s products and their stories are the real heroes of our brand; so we take pride in making them shine. Lights, camera, action!
Inland Northwest Trading Co. is about providing quality experiences. That’s why we decided to put extra care into our packaging by screen-printing each box by hand, creating a unique and satisfying unboxing experience. Each box our subscribers receive are individually produced and customized by us! We can’t let our partners/makers have all the fun.
Local Fulfillment & Delivery
“Small on purpose, from end to end” is a philosophy we at Inland Northwest Trading Co. operate by. Our goal is to outsource as little of our operation as possible to not only retain quality control over our product, distribution, and fulfillment but also to allow us to grow organically as a company and create jobs. We of course still use major delivery services for shipping in the US, but for subscribers located near our headquarters in Spokane, WA the boxes are hand-delivered by us!