The Portland Garment Factory & Britt Howard
Carlie Armstrong \ May 16, 2011 \
The Portland Garment factory is a local Pattern Drafting, size grading, design consultation, sample construction, line production, garment manufacturing wonderland located in the adorable Montavilla neighborhood. Originally conceived as a business to make children’s clothing by owner Britt Howard (who was in turn inspired by her two amazing kids), simply because there was nothing currently offered in that arena; Britt soon came to realize that there was a need for local, larger scale garment production here in our fair city. Hence, The Portland Garment factory was born, and now serves local favorites such as Holly Stalder, Dawn Sharp, and Emily Ryan (just to name a few) as well as other designers and companies across the United States. Britt has a wonderful team of people behind her, including lovely business partner Rosemary Robinson, and a beautiful SUPER high-ceiling-ed warehouse complete with a nifty swing to construct garments in! Britt also makes beautiful soft sculptures, and has a show at PLACE gallery opening within the coming months that you should not miss. Now, don’t you feel just a bit more fantastic about our lovely localities?