Mom makes Okanagan lifestyle clothing

Riley + Autumn Threads makes clothing for mothers and children

Asia Jackson, a full-time mom and nurse, didn’t expect to open a business.

Riley + Autumn Threads, named after Jackson’s two daughters, is a local handmade baby and children’s clothing company.

Jackson said her inspiration behind the business is her children and a love for adventure, mountian biking, hiking, nature, forests and the mountians.

“The types of fabrics that I choose, I think are an Okanagan lifestyle,” said Jackson. “Lakes, bikes, mountains, nature, that kind of stuff.”

Jackson began her journey to opening Riley + Autumn Threads about a year and a half ago when she was pregnant with her second daughter, Riley.

She was in pre-labour for two weeks, unable to live her usual active lifestyle of adventuring and mountain biking, so she started sewing to keep her brain active and off the contractions.

Jackson started with making a blanket and clothing for her children.

Eventually, people in public and on social media started asking Jackson if she would make clothes for their children.

“It just kind of blew up,” said Jackson. “I don’t even know how it happened so fast.”

View this post on Instagram

Family photos be like….

A post shared by Riley + Autumn Threads (@rileyandautumnthreads) on

Even though Jackson started with baby and childrens’ clothes, she now makes maternity and nursing tops as well. You can even get a matching outfit with your kids.

“What’s really important to me is that everybody’s really happy with everything,” said Jackson. “I work really hard to make sure that it’s just right for the person.”

Each of Jackson’s custom pieces are made specific to each person, in both size and design.

Though Jackson mainly does customs, some of her designs are available at Little Plum Boutique in Vernon.

Related: Women in Business founding member remembered

Related: Kids fish free at Polson Park pond

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Canada Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to Penticton

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

Theft remains top call for RCMP service in Penticton

Supt. Ted De Jager highlighted some of the statistics his detachment has seen

South Okanagan could be home to the area’s next craft brewery

A public hearing about the proposed brewery will take place at Penticton city hall on Aug. 6

Okanagan society sends seniors, shut-ins on boat excursions

Okanagan Quality Life Society has been providing Okanagan Lake boat rides for nearly 30 years

A rainy July is normal for the Okanagan

Rainy days in July haven’t been seen since before 2014

VIDEO: Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Both the Impossible and Beyond Burger have more saturated fat than beef burgers

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Okanagan woman heads up college foundation board

Gladys Fraser of Vernon brings experience to role as chair of Okanagan College Foundation board

Stolen car now returned to Summerland dealership

Vehicle was stolen on same day as attempted carjacking incident

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Rock the Lake music festival in Okanagan nears Saturday night sellout

Aug. 10th show is nearly sold out and three-day weekend passes are almost gone as well

Police recover $12,700 in stolen pet food from North Shuswap property

Chase RCMP execute third search of property where stolen vehicles, illegal firearms seized

Hergott: Medical cannabis and ICBC

ICBC might start reimbursing the expense of cannabis just like they do for prescription medications

Most Read