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.

  Businesses

Appetite Shop

appetiteshop.com

We are a sister team, Erin + Megan (and pup, Beetle!), raised in New Mexico but now happily based in Portland, OR for the last 14 years. Our shop is a cozy blend of our Southwestern roots melded with our love of the Pacific Northwest. There's always a great array of cacti and houseplants mixed in with our handmade and vintage finds. Our shop also houses a working studio where we refurbish vintage finds, plant in vintage pottery and hand-print and make our own collection of housewares and accessories. Our mom makes all of the macrame plant hangers and wall hangings we sell in the shop.

 home goods  home staging  macrame  textile design

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Herbivore Clothing

www.herbivoreclothing.com

Josh and Michelle started Herbivore in 2002 in the spare bedroom of our apartment in SE PDX. Why? Well, we wanted good looking clothes, ethically made, that would show the world we believed animals deserved respect, love, and to be free from harm. We wanted to spread the word about living cruelty-free.

We spent a few years in spare bedrooms in Portland, shipping our clothing all over the world before we took the leap to open our first little store. And by little, I mean one lap around without missing anything took about 40 seconds. We stocked our ever-expanding clothing line alongside an ever-expanding line of vegan cookbooks. We filled the rest of the store with cruelty-free belts, bags, and wallets.

Then, in 2007, we got together with Lisa, the founder of Sweetpea Baking Company, Chad and Emiko of Food Fight! Vegan Grocery, and Brian and John of Scapegoat Tattoo, and we moved down to SE 12th and Stark Streets. The Vegan Mini-Mall was born. It started as a joke, but the name stuck.

A lot has changed over the years, but the core belief and drive behind the vegan mini-mall hasn't. Basically, ethical veganism is awesome, you can be one, too! All while eating a donut with one hand, sipping a soy latte with the other, wearing ethically made, fashionable clothing as you wait for your tattoo appointment to begin in a shop that uses vegan ink and supplies.

As for Herbivore, we have spent all these years designing rad clothing, as well as manufacturing belts and wallets. We have hosted countless events, co-founded an animal rights conference, and spoken at vegfests. We've published some books. We've travelled the country tabling at events. We've donated our time at sanctuaries, and donated our skills to lots of organizations in the form of pro-bono design work. We have raised lots and lots of money for animal rights organizations and sanctuaries, as well as other social justice movements.

We believe these movements are linked and the oppression of one is the oppression of us all. We believe in animal liberation and human liberation are the same cause, so we fight for both.

Our approach has always been to show veganism as a positive choice that gives you back so much more than you give up. Compassion Is Invincible!

 fashion  home goods

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MADRE

www.madrelinen.com

MADRE is Shay Carrillo and Jeanie Kirk, two women deeply stirred by mothering, both beauty + breakdown, homemaking, and food. We all eat, and we all rest, therefore MADRE strives to offer linens that support food, rest, and our community. Linen napkins are the foundation of MADRE, and we are proud also offer tabletop and kitchen goods, bedding, and other select home essentials. Shay and Jeanie dreamt up the idea for MADRE from a simple premise: to create linen home essentials that are as close to 100% domestic as possible. We are honored to be a part of welcoming flax back to Oregon! MADRE is a feminist brand committed to embodying our aspirations for a feminine economy. We believe we are mutually indebted to each other and to our one true madre: MAMA EARTH. Therefore, we commit to you, to ourselves, and to the plants, lands, and waters, to embrace the obligation of our core values: integrity, honesty, transparency, collaboration, and radical inclusivity.

 home goods  linen

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Woonwinkel

www.woonwinkelhome.com

Woonwinkel is a Portland, Oregon-based home and gift shop where everyday goods shine bright. Our passion for color makes your visit more than just a shopping trip--it uplifts and inspires.
Yup, we have a thing for color. Don't get us wrong--we love all our colors equally--so gorgeous neutrals do have a place in our shop. But what we really love is luxuriating in the perfect blush bedding, or feeling jazzed by an eye-popping yellow ceramic vessel. Twenty-five years in the color design industry have taught us that color is powerful. It can transform a mood and a home so we choose it with care. We carry home goods and gifts from all over the world, much of it created by individuals and itty bitty companies. We like doing business with the little guys because it means we get to work with real people--people who are brave enough to take an idea and make it happen without a giant safety net. People who go the extra mile to make sure their product is well crafted. People who know that having fewer things that are better made is a way to live in harmony with the earth. By the way, woonwinkel means “living shop” in Dutch.

 home goods