Welcome to the TextileX 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 the Portland TextileX Month festival every October.

Development of and funding for this guide have been provided by Textile Hive with additional funding from a RACC catalyst grant in 2019.

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

  Organizations

Esprit Heritage Archive

www.espritflashback.org

Los Angeles-based designer Michelle Koza accidentally accumulated the largest 80s ESPRIT archive. The archive includes everything from ESPRIT corporate collateral, garments, accessories, product catalogs, packaging, 35mm slides, photographs, audio, video, and various publications. ESPRIT Flashback was first established on Instagram in 2017, her passion project developed into a source of inspiration for brand enthusiasts and various creatives from around the world. The mission of the archive has evolved from collecting & preserving to research & discovery – unearthing the soul of the archive.

 archive  fashion

  Organizations

Oregon Historical Society

ohs.org

The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is a private museum, archival library, and educational institution headquartered in downtown Portland. It was founded on December 17, 1898, with the purpose of forwarding the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.”

 archive

  Businesses

Textile Hive

www.textilehive.com

Textile Hive, based in Portland OR, is home to the 40,000 textiles of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. The collection is the largest fully digitized independent textile collection in the world. Through its membership program the visual database offers access to educational institutions, design professionals and textile enthusiasts. Textile Hive’s mission is to preserve and enable greater access to the rich history, intricate techniques, and stunning visual beauty of the textile collection through immersive physical and digital experiences.

 archive  textile design  textile traditions  tours  vintage textiles