Hello! I’m Tehani and I am the founder of Napping Wolf & Co. and the creator of The Napping Wolf Closet. I aim to create whimsical and unique pieces that can adorn all bodies. All sizes and genders are embraced and loved here. I believe fashion should not have a fixed size range and clothes have no gender. Everyone is welcome to wear our clothes to help you create the perfect memory for your special occasion or photoshoot.
Every item is handmade by me in my at-home studio, nestled by the sea on Vancouver Island, gratefully on Snuneymuxw Territory. All dyed fabric is done by my own hand prior to sewing it into a garment. Often times days, weeks, or even months, can go into the making of any one piece.
Most of our items are made from thrifted or second-hand fabric. To help reduce environmental waste we keep or donate all of our fabric and thread scraps to either be used again in another project, passed on to another creative to be upcycled for their own craft, or saved for a “one-day” personal project. Rest assured we keep our Mother Earth in mind from sourcing materials to how we deal with our left overs.
Representation and inclusion matter to me and I hope that it shows in my work, my clothing, and my models. As a mixed-Filipino and proud woman of colour, seeing myself represented in the media is something that doesn’t come often but when it does the impact is has on me is monumental. I hope our work can offer that same impact to those who come here to visit, rent or shop.
When I am not sewing or doing other business related things, you can probably find me hanging out at home or enjoying the nature this island has to offer with my husband and 2 young kids. Regardless of what I’m doing I’m almost always dreaming up my next piece that I’m itching to create.
I hope you enjoy our Rental Closet as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.