My name is Emily Valdez, I'm 22 years old and from Hawai'i. I have a passion for surfing, photography, design, travel, and helping others.
YIREH (Yir-eh') is the clothing and accessories brand I have created and it simply means will provide. It is taken from the phrase Yahweh Yireh in Genesis 22:14 where Abraham's faith was tested in the Bible. I have used this as my mantra for the past four years as I traveled around the world. While traveling, I met countless artisans who were very gifted in their craft, but stuck in poverty. Some people were OK with their life the way it was, but others were desperately trying to do all they could to feed their families, and send their children to school. YIREH was established as an outlet to use creativity to inspire, encourage, and empower, these individuals, as well as the wearer of the products created. YIREH employs artisans who have a dream, with the goal of helping them reach it. While doing this we also provide fashionable clothing that tells a story. We at YIREH hope to create full circle movements in communities worldwide.
A full-circle movement can be defined as a cycle that positively impacts everyone it comes into contact with, finishes at it’s starting point, and continuously repeats. I hope to one day have facilities to teach design skills, and craftsmanship to individuals seeking a way out of poverty, and to offer scholarships to young adults who did not have the finances to continue their education. Thus, using creativity to inspire, encourage, motivate and empower individuals to do what they love.
A woman who wears YIREH is the essence of freedom. She is confident, a dreamer, takes risk, an adventurer, bold, steps out of her comfort zone, sweats the ocean, fearless of the future, cherishes relationships over money, laughs out loud, makes a statement, stands up for what she believes in, knows her worth, inspires others and never stops exploring.
Look nr. 1
Shorts - YIREH hawaii, Top - fleamarket, Earrings - Rings and Tings, Necklace - Kurafuchi
Shorts - YIREH hawaii, All jewels - Kurafuchi
Shorts - YIREH hawaii, Feather earpiece and one stone bracelet - Feathery, Other jewels - Kurafuchi