Crafted in Portland: 6 Portland Brands Attending NY NOW

This August, Prosper Portland is sponsoring 6 Portland A&O emerging brands to attend the NY NOW show in New York City:

Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We are committed to growing quality jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and collaborating with partners to create an equitable city, shared by Portlanders of all colors, incomes and neighborhoods.

The consumer goods sector of our economy includes apparel, footwear, gear, handmade goods and accessories and is a primary driver of entrepreneurship and economic growth. We aim to support small businesses in this sector through export assistance, peer-to-peer learning, events, and programming. To learn more, please visit our About page.

Prosper Portland at NY NOW 2019

We are excited to be supporting these Portland brands. Please take a moment to learn more about them before the NY NOW show:


Frankie & Coco PDX is a design studio in beautiful Portland OR, specializing in modern bags, accessories and housewares.

All our products are meticulously handcrafted from start to finish. We believe in one-of-a-kind detailing and make modern, functional and beautiful products with an emphasis on color, pattern, texture and vintage elements. We pride ourselves on meticulous craftsmanship, unique details and quality materials. Our style is joyful and exuberant, yet relaxed.

F&C began in 2013 by owner/designer Maya Mori, an Oregon native who lives in the Boise Eliot neighborhood with her husband and their four children. The company is named after their two daughters, Frankie & Coco, who inspire her to be creative daily.

OWNER: Maya Mori
CATEGORY: Handbags, Accessories,
Made In USA, Handmade, Travel,
Housewares, Bath & Beauty Accessories
BOOTH: #1530

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We weave hundreds of tiny Japanese glass seed beads to create our jewelry and our name ‘Oru’ is the Japanese word for ‘to weave,’ honoring both the process and materials. The full name of the brand is ‘love oru” (love to weave) which is a playful integration of language and meaning to reflect the spirit of the multi-lingual designer behind the brand.

Thoughtfully designed and subtly textured jewelry. Each piece is made by weaving beads one by one and integrating them into handcrafted minimal metal forms.

Agnieszka Zoltowski, Designer/Maker/Owner of Oru Jewelry, was born and raised in the Pacific NW, an environment that continually inspires her color palettes and designs. She learned to bead weave at age 12 and fell in love with the beautiful colors and perfect shapes of Miyuki beads. In 2007, she moved to Portland to develop her metal smithing skills at Oregon College of Art and Craft. In 2014, thanks to a giant nudge from the universe, she finally integrated the woven beads with metal forms into the jewelry line now called love oru.

OWNER: Agnieszka Zoltowski
CATEGORY: Handmade, Jewelry
BOOTH: #1530

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We are skateboarders and makers on a mission to give back to skateboarding by reducing its carbon footprint. All MapleXO products are handmade from recycled skateboards by good people in Portland, Oregon USA.

We use traditional power tools to cut, shape, and finish each piece with good old-fashioned handiwork and elbow grease. The front side of each piece reveals the beauty of the raw wood once hidden inside the skateboard. On the back side, we leave the skateboard graphics intact to carry on the look and feel of the piece’s previous life as a skateboard.

Due to the nature of using a unique recycled material, each piece is one-of-a-kind, however product styles stay consistent with shape and form.

Lindsay Holmes is the owner and founder of MapleXO, having pioneered a niche industry, which turns would-be waste into attractive, useful, and sentimental goods and accessories for anyone with a place in their heart for skateboarding. MapleXO builds connection, with each piece telling it’s own unique story.

OWNER: Lindsay Holmes
BOOTH: #1530

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Katie M Mudd Ceramics specializes in functional handmade pottery for the home. Each piece is designed to be ergonomic and is handcrafted with a modern whimsical aesthetic. This small business strongly believes that the day to day routine is beautiful and strives to celebrate that beauty with mugs, planters and other ceramics wares.

Each piece is thrown on the wheel with a soft yet sturdy porcelain, and finished with a design that catches the eye. Much of the inspiration for this collection is drawn from feelings like wonder and awe. Simple yet familiar imagery and colors are used to provide reference points for these intangible yet recognizable emotions.

OWNER: Katie Mudd
CATEGORY:  Handmade,
Home Decor and Tableware
BOOTH: #1530

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Penrose Candles is a modern home fragrance and design company based in Portland, Oregon. We handcraft products with gender-neutral appeal and fragrances inspired by nature, memories and imaginary places.

Hand-blended with pure essential oils and premium perfume oils, our fragrances are designed to be sophisticated and unisex with year-round appeal. Each fragrance is inspired by a story or place and expressed through layered notes.

From designing and blending our fragrances to labeling and packaging the final products, each step in our process is taken with care and consideration for our customers. We believe this attention to detail is critical in delivering a unique and high-quality product.

We value clean, contemporary aesthetics and have carefully considered design elements, material choices and packaging to deliver a premium experience.

OWNERS: Amy Voldengen, Joe Condon
CATEGORY: Home Decor, Candles
BOOTH: #1530

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We are designing and producing products that work for the modern urban adventurer. We are consumers living in the PNW that grew tired of our two historic options: expensive technical apparel and soft goods with boring color palettes or snappy designs that had little to no technical merit.
We have committed ourselves to making modern designs with a heritage quality here in Portland, Oregon. We source the best possible fabrics from four mills around the world. All of our products will hold these values:
  • waterPROOF and washable (#adventuretails products are not washable)
  • feels great
  • hand built in Portland, Oregon
OWNER: Kerry Cotter
CATEGORY:  Blankets, Accessories
BOOTH: #1530

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For more information about this Prosper Portland NY NOW trip please contact us!


Prosper Portland creates economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Our vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, healthy, and equitable cities in the world by investing in job creation, encouraging broad economic prosperity, and fostering great places throughout the city. We aspire to be a workplace of choice with passionate staff excelling in an open and empowering environment and sharing a commitment to our collective success.


Portland A&O powered by Prosper Portland aims to support the success of Oregon’s 800+ Athletic and Outdoor firms through community, peer-to-peer learning, events, and programming.

This is the third year Prosper Portland’s consumer good sector sponsored 6 Portland emerging brands to attend NY NOW.

In August 2018, Prosper Portland/Portland A&O sponsored Frankie and Coco, House Dogge, Maple XO, Minoux Jewelry, Seek and Swoon, and Wood + Faulk to attend the trade show in New York City. For success stories and results of this trip, read more at Local Makers Showcased at international market.

In February 2019, Prosper Portland/Portland A&O sponsored Frankie and Coco, Maple XO, Flipside Hats, Mudd Ceramics, Rose Alchemista and Upper Metal Class. For success stories and results of this trip, read more at Local female-owned businesses showcased at NY NOW.