ReClaim It! Repair It! Reuse It!
October 1-October 31
ReClaim It celebrates textile month through creative reuse and repair.
ReClaim It’s window display at 1 N. Killingsworth highlights inspirational, creative reuse, repair, and art for sale by our volunteers and the local community.
ReClaim It takes upcycling, repair, and reuse to the next level every day! Stop by to see some fun examples of textiles repurposed into useful items and even find some affordable sample swatches, materials, and supplies so you can start creating your own unique, sustainable textile designs.
Most items displayed in the window can be purchased at ReClaim It from 1 pm to 6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. You can also find our featured repurposed and upcycled textile items for sale on ReClaim It’s website.
All Events listed on the PTM website are hosted and operated by outside Organizers unless PTM is explicitly listed as the primary Organizer. PTM does not have control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, safety, or legality of the Events or the truth or accuracy of the descriptions of the Events run by outside Organizers. We do not guarantee the occurrence of Events. Attendees are responsible for reading the complete listing details before registering for an Event. We are not responsible for cancellation, postponement, or changes to Events. You must direct any refund requests to the Organizer directly.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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Help Fund the Next Phase of Development of Portland Textile Month
In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
If you feel a connection to the PTM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider directly supporting the next phase of our development. As a direct contributor, your funds will go toward directly towards operational expenses.
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