This Portland, Oregon based company is comprised of a collection of craftsman with a wide array of interests and disciplines—artists, designers, musicians, woodworkers, motorcycle mechanics, skateboarders, and photographers.
It’s a group of individuals who have always done things with their hands. A lifetime of tinkering, crafting, creating, and adventure, remains the inspiration that fuels their designs and product line.
Red Clouds Collective is operated by: Seth Neefus, Casey Neefus, and Adam Maynard, with the help of that small team of hard-working craftsmen.
They craft their products so that they feel alive and have character, that they wear in, not out. They strive to create each piece with functional materials, better fits, greater comfort, and a longer life.
They craft pieces for people who care where their products come from—who understand that things can be made better and last longer—and importantly, they are dedicated to this way of work and life.
They believe in American materials and here is their description of materials that they use
Working steadily to build the best-possible pieces, we focus on sourcing high-quality, traditional materials that are made in America. Our 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.
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.
Whether you are looking for long lasting materials for yourself or to give a gift that will last for years of use, you can find excellent, hand-crafted items from Red Clouds Collective. You can choose from waxed work clothes or bags, leather cases, belts and straps, tool rolls and more.
Be sure to check out their video page with some great views of the Northwest and more.