I am a huge fan of ethical fashion, which is why it’s such a joy to come across new brands who are also carrying the banner! May I introduce my new favorite, Portland-based apparel company: Bridge & Burn.
Summer is in full swing here in Cheyenne; and my, is it a treat! This town really wakes up during the warmer months (everyone’s finally out of hibernation) and there is always something fun to do.
Just this week we enjoyed live music at the Depot Plaza, Cheyenne’s Hispanic Festival, and Yoga with Kittens, an absolutely darling event promoting kitten adoptions at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
I won’t let a single ray of summer sunshine slip out of my fingers! In the midst of all the activity, one of my very favorite things about summertime has been the chance to break out some fun new outfits. I really enjoy selecting high-quality, warm weather pieces that I know I’ll look forward to pulling out of the closet years down the road. Don’t you?
One brand that I keep returning to, again and again, is Bridge & Burn, an amazing ethical and sustainable, Northwest apparel company, based out of Portland, Oregon. (Woohoo, PNW!).
Every single Bridge & Burn piece is thoughtfully designed by their Portland-local studio team; and let me tell you, thoughtful is the right way to describe their clothing.
Everything in their collection can go “straight from dinner to the woods,” while remaining versatile, durable, and distinctively West Coast. Here’s a peek at two of my favorite pieces!
Inspired by utilitarian outerwear, the 100% olive cotton ‘Dana Woodland’ is all I ever wanted in a military-style jacket. It is so sturdy – the kind of sturdy that makes you feel like you can take on the world! But don’t worry about it being boxy; this jacket has a lovely drawstring middle to effortlessly create shape and definition.
I could easily see myself rocking this jacket in every single season of the year. It is incredibly versatile and, trust me, it will hold up for ages to come.
The ‘May Grey Stripe’ blouse speaks ‘picnic!’ to me. Well-constructed and flattering on all body types, this blouse could be easily tucked into a high-waisted jean (like I did here) or dressed up with a skirt and a pair of vintage heels.
The dolman sleeves and shoulder pleats add a beautiful modern touch to this classic button-down. And it’s available in several alternate colors: black painted stripe, sky blue, blue gingham, and even indigo seersucker!
Bridge & Burn’s Sustainability Story
Bridge & Burn is known for its uncompromising commitment to high-quality manufacturing. You won’t find any loose fibers or pilling here. I mean, come on, just look at that detail!
At the root of this amazing garment quality is a genuine commitment to small manufacturing. Bridge & Burn produces less than 150 pieces per style, working in coordination with factory owners that hold both “production quality and social welfare to the highest standard.” They are a model for slow, sustainable growth.
All Bridge & Burn garments are designed in Portland, and then manufactured in both China and the US. T-shirts, knits, and totes are made custom in San Francisco, California, and additional manufacturing is done through a small Canadian-owned boutique factory in China.
You can find out more about Bridge & Burn’s commitment to quality, ethically-made clothing right here.