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Portland Garment Factory

Portland Garment Factory


Portland Garment Factory (PGF) is a full-service design and fabrication studio with expertise in soft-goods design + manufacturing, creative direction, and art fabrication + retail display + experiential marketing design. Led by PGF founder Britt Howard, the zero-waste studio has been upending the factory model for more than 10 years, as a leader in soft-goods innovation, design, and fabrication.

Gold certified

  • PGF operates as a zero waste facility by recycling fabric and material scraps through fabric renewal projects, community donation, and pulverization for reuse.
  • PGF has a recycling program in place for plastic bags, plastic film, rigid plastics, and polystyrene foam.
  • PGF offers employees the option to recycle and safely dispose of batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, old cell phones, electronics, and hazardous waste.
  • All food scraps in PGF’s lunchroom are composted.
  • PGF is lit by energy efficient lighting sources: LED and natural light.
  • PGF is dedicated to reducing energy use by turning off all electronics, lights, machines and heating systems at the end of the day.
  • In lieu of a factory wide A/C, PGF uses a natural cooling system consisting of fans and the cool morning breeze.
  • PGF is a Blue Sky Renewable Energy supporter.
  • PGF prioritizes local vendors whenever possible, cutting down on transit emissions.
  • PGF offers its employees a bike, walk, and public transport to work rewards program. 

PGF crew



408 SE 79th, Portland, OR 97215