What Is Hidden Opulence?
What We Do
Hidden Opulence is a Design House that’s focused in Apparel sustainability and upcycling. The business is divided into two factions, serving both exsisting apparel brands and the general public. Services such as small batch production, in-house production assistance is offered to designers and batch alterations for garments in boutiques are available for established apparel brands. The general public can book appointments and visit Hidden Opulence’s pop-up location (currently residing in Artifact Creative Recycle, 3630 SE Division) to consult in person and build ideas to re-imagine, repair or alter garments or fabric wares from their own homes. While basic tailoring, mending and altering can be completed, projects based around refurbishing, repairing and re-configuring are greatly appreciated. Please contact us if you have questions about what else we do!
Hidden Opulence Design House was an idea in the making for Drea Johnson since 2014. Born from the raw passion of sewing through various apparel production gigs it was realized that many designers do need assistance, even if it's temporary. Coupled with the unfortunate truth that the fashion industry is one of the most non eco-friendly industries out there, was planted a seed help drive change. If there was a community more open to change the make up of how garments are produced and why, for the sake of our planet, it was Portland.
In 2017, Drea was approached for in-house services by (our now home base pop-up location) Artifact Creative Recycle . Thus was born a location where the local community could easily access a comfortable, fun and inspirational alterations environment. The community (and you!) is also where the conversations about garment sustainability need to be. One year later, we are at the beginning of building our team and continuing to educate our clients about how to make their closets more eco-friendly, as well as, produce garments for local designers who are sustainable.
The Hidden Opulence Team
Drea is the entrepreneur & head seamstress behind Hidden Opulence. She loves chatting up clients about ways they can be sustainable while staying unique and always includes a good laugh. Her style gravitates toward silhouettes that are classic, but fabrics are colorful, bright or have unique patterns.
Fabian is the administrative assistant for Hidden Opulence. His favorite part of the job is creating fresh systems and procedures to get to know how the business ticks. His style revolves around an obsession of vintage denim, earth tones, rustic leathers, and thrifted jewelry.
Molly is our Social Media Intern at Hidden Opulence. She is passionate about the budding relationship between fashion and sustainability and loves good ol’ denim and edgy t-shirts a la Kate Moss “cause she never goes out of style”.
Often found looking over Drea’s shoulder to learn everything he can, Cam is the Sewing Intern who loves tackling the unique challenges of every garment. After years of working in casting, he is excited to take a break from the office and work with his hands for a while; sharpening his skills with every tip and trick. He favors fun prints and bold colors while always keeping comfort and wearability at a premium.
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