I’m Erika, the owner and seamstress behind Portland Apron Company.
I started PAC in Portland, Oregon in 2012 with the desire to make high quality, handmade aprons with a focus on sustainable fabrics and minimal waste. I love sewing, learning all I can about textiles, and connecting with other small businesses and entrepreneurs. As of 2018 I am located in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego, California. I continue to sew and design with the same level of care and responsibility, just with a little more sun.
I've worked with a variety of other creatives to make aprons for their cafes, floral boutiques, and workshops. It's amazing to see how many people need an apron. Teachers, artists, florists, bakers, chefs, food bloggers, make-up artists, baristas...the list goes on. I make aprons in many styles and fabrics to offer something that suits everyone's needs. Whether you need a waist apron, full apron, or smock, I've got you covered.
I spent most of my childhood sewing alongside my mom, who is a gifted seamstress. She was the first to introduce me to the wonderful world of sewing, and helped me gain the confidence in it that I use today. I received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Portland State University, and after graduation and some soul searching I realized running my own small business was what I really wanted to do.
I think it's important we all do our part in keeping our planet clean and well taken care of. I only use sustainable and organic fabrics, avoid waste when cutting a pattern, and donate and recycle my fabric scraps. If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about a custom order send me an email at: