As a concept, vein of gold, has been a part of my creative consciousness for more than a decade. It represents discovery, wonderment, delight. It is the quickening of breath when we stumble into something unexpectedly delightful, discover beauty amongst the mundane, when a hidden gem is revealed.
In 2018, I started a small T-shirt business selling a season-less, utilitarian T to friends and friends of friends. This T will be offered as long as I have the means to make it, and is the pillar of Vein of Gold's house line.
Our brick-and-mortar consignment shop opened in May 2021 in a beloved old consignment shop space in North Portland. We specialize in providing space for buyers and sellers of fashion who appreciate the ethos of consignment. Essentially, the practice of waste reduction through the reuse, repurpose, and trade of perfectly sound items.
In this spirit, Vein of Gold celebrates slow fashion, independent designers and long lasting vintage wear. We sprinkle in items from the slightly faster fashion world, so long as they are well made and forever fashionable. Let's be frank, if we can keep a piece of clothing from ending up in the trash and give it a new lease on life, it's a win.
Vein of Gold is committed to community and supports its neighbors. We donate 5% of our annual profit from the sale of the Classic T to a local non-profit each year. Additionally, we are here to cultivate long lasting relationships with both sellers and buyers. Without you, we would not exist. Thank you.