A Black Hills Clothing Company

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Westward Wandering Co.
is a Black Hills-inspired Clothing Company.

Founded in 2015 with a mission of inspiring love + adventure, and to represent our favorite places.
Rooted in the hills of western South Dakota, Westward Wandering Co. is dedicated to creating apparel that inspires a love for adventure, the outdoors, and the One who created it all.


My Story

I grew up on the eastern side of South Dakota, but was lucky enough to fall in love in the Black Hills. I met my fiance in the winter of 2012, and we dated long distance for two-and-a-half years, trekking back and forth across the great state of South Dakota, twice a month, covering thousands of miles, to see each other. This is where the phrase, "Westward Wandering" came from. He proposed at a beautiful hiking spot on the top of a giant peak, just south of Keystone, and we decided to build a permanent future together in the hills. We were married at Sylvan Lake in August of 2016. The hills play a big part in our love story.

The summer of 2015, the summer we finally stopped dating long distance, was the summer I decided to create this little shop celebrating the love I have for this beautiful region.

The items in the shop are worn by those hiking a new trail, staying warm around campfires or sipping a local brew in a favorite dive bar. They are meant for the folks who have that adventurous spirit and a thirst to explore; for those with a deep love and appreciation of the Black Hills and all its beauty. I am lucky enough to get to call this place home, and I hope you, even if you’re only visiting for a little while, will feel at home too.


Plant a Tree with Each Purchase

At checkout, you will have the option to plant one tree for one dollar. We have partnered with an organization called One Tree Planted who's mission is to reforest our planet. You can read more about our partnership here.

Share Your Black Hills Photos

Use hashtag #westwardwandering and share your old Dakota Uprising or new Westward Wandering gear and Black Hills adventures for a chance to be featured. See you out there.
See the most popular, most-love Black Hills items: Click here.

All clothing designs, collections and creative content copyrighted 2018 Westward Wandering Co.