About

Slow goods is a term we've adopted to explain the broader movement of ecologically-responsible + ethically-minded companies bringing elevated yet functional designs to market. Its like slow food, but with dry goods. It's the pendulum swinging away from industrialization & war technology into the way-old-ways, set in a new era.  Yes, it's a little witchy.  We celebrate handcraft, natural, sustainable materials, transparent production processes, localization, fair trade, utility, durability, treasure hunting, upcycling, and celebrating the creativity that exists within each of us.  

We are a womyn-led, owner-operated small business.  We support plant-powered, handmade businesses producing high designs, prioritizing LGBTQIA+, BIPOC vendors. We sprinkle in select vintage and independently designed resale clothing in order to contribute to a sustainable, circular marketplace. 

Lyko takes its name from its founder's great-grandmother, Lena Lyko, as the shops’ curation is rooted in matrilineal craft & community.  As a fiber artist herself, focusing on weaving and natural dyeing, Emery wanted to reimagine the sewing circle as an inclusive, feminist space that celebrates the natural world.  It's not a new idea, but we think it's a good one.  

The brick-and-mortar shop is located in the working-class neighborhood of St. John’s, Portland, Oregon in a petite 1940's marigold building surrounded by foliage. 

Come on in, we're open:

12-6pm Thursday-Saturday

12-5pm Sunday's

 

 

 

contact@shoplyko.com