Portmanteau is a small independent business in a community that is rich in "indie" and "maker" culture. We are a proud founding member of Portland Buy Local, the nonprofit that works to support the efforts of local independent businesses.
Having a good eye for design and a firm grasp of construction and textiles is a great starting point for producing fine products, but the element that pulls it altogether is long-practiced hand skills.
We practice "sewing machine to customer" pricing. There are no middlemen, no "mark it up to mark it down" pricing games. We charge for the honest costs of good materials, skilled labor, and enough margin to keep our doors open.