Founded: Portland, Oregon
Founded in 2012, Red Clouds Collective is a company of craftsman with a wide array of interests and disciplines—artists, designers, musicians, woodworkers, motorcycle mechanics, skateboarders, and photographers.
Over the years, RCC has always done things with their hands. A lifetime of tinkering, crafting, and creating—not to mention a lifetime of adventure—remains the inspiration that fuels their carefully thought-out designs and their product line.
The Collective is a group of friends, artists, designers, musicians, mechanics, and craftsman whose lifestyles and creative energy inspire the products we create. Through the things they make and the way they make them, through the places they go and their incessant curiosity about the world, The Collective gives us a wide range of experiences to craft from.
Waxed Canvas from Fairfield Textile, a specialized American manufacturer based in Bridgeton, New Jersey that has been crafting fabric since 1838. Selvage Denim from Cone Mills’ White Oak Plant in North Carolina, woven on vintage 1940s fly-shuttle looms that give each piece of fabric a unique depth and dimension.
Working steadily to build the best-possible pieces, RCC focus on sourcing high-quality, traditional materials that are made in America. Their products are primarily crafted from the following: Vegetable Tanned Leather from Hermann Oak—a St. Louis, Missouri-based tannery that has been tanning their leather using extracts of tree bark in the traditional method since 1881.
“We love how products that are crafted with care feel in your hand—that they feel alive and have character, that they wear in, not out. Drawing inspiration from old-time tools and apparel that have proven
themselves timeless, we hope to reinvent each piece with more functional materials, better fits, greater comfort, and a longer life.”
“We are not selling you a marketing plan or something that has been mass produced. We’re crafting pieces for people who care where their products come from—who understand that things can be
made better and last longer—and we are dedicated to this way of work and life.”