About


SWALE is an online shop and downtown storefront located in Palouse, Washington. We carry thoughtfully-produced handmade goods that feature our rich rural cultural scene.

A swale is a space between places of higher ground. It’s a ditch, a valley, a creek-bed. It is shadowy. It brings things in and lets them go. Swales are murky and practical, voluptuous and textural. They are the spaces in between.

SWALE (online) is a platform for artful products, experiences, and consulting. We offer registration for workshops, classes, and events. We stock a variety of goods handmade here in Palouse, Washington: textiles, home swag, personal accessories, screen-printed goods, and tools for play and imagination. We are also available for creative consulting on your projects, events, and ideas. Get in touch with our team for rates and availability.

SWALE (downtown) is a storefront located in a historic building on Main Street in Palouse, Washington. Currently under renovation, the brick and mortar shop is scheduled to open in spring 2020. Visit Swale downtown to find

  • A mercantile featuring local retail, regional art, handmade goods, tasty treats, gifts,and a little bit of everything
  • A makerspace and production house
  • A venue for workshops, classes, and community events

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