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Jessica Hemmer, Founder and Creative Director at Hemmer Design, has built a career designing for companies including Woolrich, Under Armour, and Bemis. Her experience in advanced construction techniques such as sew-free and bonding have put her on the cutting edge of modern technical apparel. We talk with her about her...

Portland is ground zero of the outdoor industry. But did you ever wonder how that happened? The PDC, Portland’s economic development agency plays a vital role in nurturing athletic and outdoor brands. Sue Bal works with their A&O program to support the more than 800 companies that call PDX home....

The Japanese art of origami inspired Anton Willis to create the Oru Kayak, a folding kayak designed for urban dwellers. In this episode, we talk with Anton about his design process, working in the context of a maker space, and taking on the title of Chief Design Officer. Oru Kayak Music: We...