And another point for the move toward increasing local apparel production: Longtime Chinatown shop/gallery Compound is debuting its first ever in-house cut and sew line, called Tabor by Compound, entirely designed and manufactured in Portland. Launching this Saturday, here's what the shop/gallery's Ira LaFontaine has to say about it:
The line is going to include chino-style jogger pants, tops and a spring jacket (as well as graphic tees, like we've done in the past). I'm especially excited because the cut and sew will be entirely designed and manufactured here in Portland. For me, it's great because we've been able to take a more casual Portland aesthetic and mix it a bit with the faster Compound streetwear style... This is going to be one of the biggest projects we've ever done
Proper lookbook shots are still pending, but hop over to MOD for a few snapshots of the pieces.