Oh, when it rains it pours: On the heels of the news that Decades Vintage is closing, comes the announcement that another, albeit newer Portland institution is shutting its doors: Jet Clothing.

It has been quite the journey for jet. Starting out as a simple dream, working up to retail location on N. Mississippi with sewing machines in the store, and progressing to a production facility just down the street. We were able to grow with support and loyalty from our friends, family, and customers. jet was able to help the local clothing movement make strides in Portland, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are proud of the work we have done, but have decided that it’s time to move on.Closing our production facility and our retail store was not an easy decision, but it is a necessary step in the growth trajectory.

Jet plans to maintain a web presence as well as its wholesale accounts, but this still feels like a double loss since it's taking with it one of the city's few organized houses of local apparel production. It's unclear where the clothing will instead be produced, but I have a call out to get more information. In the meantime, everything in the shop is being marked down 40% through the end of April.