Community engagement

PGF DONATES 5% OF OUR PROFITS EVERY YEAR.
We put our money where our mouth is.
ZERO-WASTE FACILITY.
We don't even own a dumpster.
IN PROCESS OF BECOMING A CERTIFIED B CORP.
We’re nothing short of 100% transparent.
BLUE SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPORTER.
We do this. Everyone should do this.
COLLABS WITH COMMUNITY ORGS, EDUCATORS, AND ARTISTS.
We would be lost without these radical visionaries. We would be lost without these
radical visionaries.

ARTIST IN

RESIDENCE

Through PGF’s AiR program, we actively engage in an open dialogue with underrepresented artists—both emerging and mid-career. We provide a unique platform, where the work and ideas of artists of color, LGBTQA artists, and women artists can be seen and heard.

During their residency, artists are given access to PGF’s space, tools, materials, and resources, as well as guidance from PGF staff when needed. Artists in residence are also encouraged to develop innovative projects that reach beyond the scope of their typical practice, including a broadening of materials use and knowledge of processes, the exploration of new concepts within the factory setting, and inquiry into the intersection between art, design, and manufacturing, and the ways in which the artist studio and the factory overlap.

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LAB

We live to experiment. The best case scenario? Creating with wild abandon alongside other like-minded businesses.

Enter PGF Lab: our own in-house incubator and experimentation lab for all things weird, wild, and unimaginable. Want a hand-knitted 40-ft. Chicago city flag? We got your back. Need a giant, inflatable fabric lung? DONE. Not sure what you want yet, but have some ideas floating around? We’ll mood board together, we’ll creative consult—until we land on the perfect high concept solution.

#CONNIETHEVAN

If you happen to see our beloved van in the wilds of PDX, take a snap for Instagram! Just be sure to tag #conniethevan + @portlandgarmentfactory in your post, and we’ll send you a PGF-made, limited-edition Connie t-shirt as a token of our thanks.