Welcome to the TextileXchange resource guide—a growing effort created to map out and connect the vibrant textile community and resources in the Portland metro area and beyond. The foundation of this guide was built from the diversity of organizations that participate in Portland Textile Month.

Development of and funding for this guide has been provided by Textile Hive with additional funding from a RACC catalyst grant.

We encourage you to contribute additional resources through this form and consider becoming a member of the TextileXchange to help further develop this resource guide as well as Portland Textile Month.

  Studios

Adam Arnold

https://www.adam-arnold.com/

Drawing inspiration from many sources, I have built a dedicated clientele. My skill and esteem as a designer and creator of clothing has garnered me collaborations with the Portland Art Museum, Contemporary Craft Museum, and Oregon Ballet Theater. My garments are known for their clean lines, tailored silhouettes, timeless appeal, and impeccable construction.

 fashion  tailoring

  Businesses

Creative Capital Design

www.creativecapitalpdx.com

As founders of Creative Capital Design, we are, at our core, friends who know we are better together. Our success is largely a product of those who mentored, encouraged, and inspired us along the way. We continue to be buoyed up by the enthusiasm and energy, imagination and intelligence, of those around us. Now it’s our turn to share our knowledge and resources with the industry that has treated us so well. We developed Inside Fashion Design, a behind the scenes look into the world of apparel design. A site dedicated to first-year students, emerging designers and industry leaders alike. It’s a place to teach and to learn. A place to bring everyone into the conversation and celebrate what we all love to do. http://www.creativecapitalpdx.com/

 fashion  textile design

  Schools

FAAS

https://www.thefaastudio.com/

The Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio (FAAS) founded by Angela Medlin is the latest Intensive Design Program to partner with Pensole Academy.

 classes  fashion

  Businesses

Haunt

http://www.hollystalder.com/haunt-

HAUNT is a tiny little shop that has locally made clothing, art, jewelry, and vintage. It's known as the place to find unusual pretty things: a one of kind party dress, a druzy agate ring, a colorful bohemian wall tapestry, or an indigo dyed Kaftan.

 fashion  textile art

  Studios

Hidden Opulence

https://www.hiddenopulence.com/

Sustainable focused alterations service specializing in upcycling, mending and tailoring and small batch production to local designers based in Portland

 fashion  sustainability  tailoring

  Organizations

Inside Fashion Design

http://insidefashiondesign.net/

Inside Fashion Design shares behind the scenes look into the Apparel Industry. Created to support, inspire, educate, inform, connect and engage community.

 fashion  talks

  Schools

Pacific Northwest College of Art

https://pnca.edu/

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees, seven graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Post-Baccalaureate, and a range of Community Education programs for adults and youth.

 classes  fashion  textile art

  Businesses

Pattern People

https://patternpeople.com/

Pattern People is an industry leading print studio which offers seasonal trend guides, custom pattern design services, stock prints for immediate use, design tools, and educational ebooks for designers of all levels.

 fashion  textile design

  Businesses

Portland Apparel Lab

https://portlandapparellab.com/

PAL is a member-based makerspace for sewn-goods. PAL is a design support team here to get you production-ready. PAL is a collaborative knowledge-sharing community that takes your skills to the next level.

 classes  fashion  manufacturing

  Schools

Portland Fashion Institute

https://www.portlandfashioninstitute.com

Portland Sewing started business in 2002 with a beginning sewing class for four students. The business grew to add classes in intermediate and advanced sewing. In 2010, Portland Sewing added classes on the business of apparel. In 2016, Oregon made it a licensed career school. Thus Portland Fashion Institute was created to offer three certificates and give people the skills to start businesses and get jobs at apparel companies. Yet PFI still offers classes to people who just to take one or two just for fun. We offer sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher wanting to learn something new, from sewing basics to patternmaking, draping, tailoring and couture. No matter the class, our job is to make sure you gain skills, create a project you like, build your confidence — and have a good time doing it!

 classes  fashion

  Businesses

Portland Garment Factory (PGF)

https://www.portlandgarmentfactory.com

Portland Garment Factory is a full-service design and fabrication studio with expertise in soft-goods design + manufacturing, creative direction, and art fabrication + retail display + experiential marketing design. Led by PGF founder Britt Howard, the zero-waste studio has been upending the factory model for more than 10 years, as a leader in soft-goods innovation, design, and fabrication.

 fashion  manufacturing

  Businesses

Renewal Workshop

https://renewalworkshop.com/

The Renewal System takes discarded apparel and textiles and turns them into Renewed Apparel, upcycled materials or recycling feedstock. Data is collected on everything that flows through the system and is given back to our brand partners to help them improve the production and design of future products. It is a zero waste system that recovers the full value out of what has already been created as a way of serving customers, partners and planet.

 fashion  textile reuse

  Businesses

Sustainable Fashion Forum

https://www.thesustainablefashionforum.com/

Founded on the principals of discovery and education, the Sustainable Fashion Forum is a highly-curated, community-driven sustainable fashion conference held annually in Portland, Oregon. The SFF looks to the future by fostering honest, thought-provoking and in-depth conversations about the social and environmental effects fashion has on our world and what we can do individually and collectively to improve it.

 fashion  sustainability  talks

  Studios

That Year Forever

https://www.thatyearforever.com/

THAT YEAR is a creative studio and clothing label, developing products, events, design, direction and digital and physical media.

 fashion