Our friend Kelley Roy is the director of Portland Made, a collective of Portland-based designers, local goods retailers, and manufacturers. The goal of the organization is to connect consumers to unique, local, and high quality goods and help reconnect designers to the manufacturing process. Recently, Kelley contacted us to feature Krownlab in a new book showcasing the manufacturing resurgence happening right now in Portland. We were thrilled to be included. Fast forward to last week. A very welcome delivery arrived at the office: 10 brand new books, hot off the press.
Buy your copy today. And be sure to check out Krownlab’s spread on page 61 (previewed to the right).
For more about Portland Made in Kelley’s own words, read on:
“Portland Made: New American Makers of the Manufacturing Renaissance is a celebration of Portland’s Maker Movement and the people behind it. What is this Maker Movement, you ask? It is the legions of artisans and craftspeople and entrepreneurs and doers who are reinventing and reshaping artisanal manufacturing one hand-made product at a time. It is the people who are starting businesses, developing products, honing their skills and offering support and sharing tools and knowledge with each other.
The Maker Movement is gaining momentum across the globe, and everyone is looking to Portland to uncover the who, what, why and how of this critical resurgence of artisanal manufacturing. Through the creation of beautiful and thoughtfully produced goods - from food and fashion to housewares and craft brewing - Portland is showcasing the city’s deeply embedded values and playing a lead role in shaping the fast-growing manufacturing renaissance.
As the founder and owner of ADX, I have had the good fortune to be at the helm of an extraordinary experiment in urban life. Portland is at the forefront of a New American Manufacturing Revolution, and ADX has been an important catalyst in shaping the handcrafted goods movement. I am constantly asked-by Portlanders, non-Portlanders, politicians, non-profits, other creatives who want to start similar movements in their own cities - what this creative renaissance looks like. This book is the answer.”
-Kelley Roy, Director of Portland Made and Founder and Owner of ADX Portland