WILDFANG began in a studio apartment in Portland, OR. With equal parts nerve and naivety, we cashed in our 401ks and quit our corporate day jobs to build this thing. We had grown tired of asking: are real pockets revolutionary? Is it too much to ask for a button up without boob gap? Why is the fashion industry still clinging to outdated gender norms that serve no one?
In answering these questions, WILDFANG was born.
We’re on a mission to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion. We embrace our masculine, our feminine, and our-everything-in-between.
Since we started, we’ve given back over $750k to good causes and learned how to make some damn fine blazers. With real pockets.
You can visit us online or swing by our stores in PDX and LA. We’d love you to say hi.
Our people are our greatest asset—here’s how we’re investing in our team & creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace:
❯ Intentional inclusion of diverse and variously identified members on our board & team
❯ Intentionally considering diverse pools of applicants for every hire
❯ Made all people policies more equitable through review with Workplace Change
❯ Expanded healthcare coverage and introduced HSA offerings for all qualifying employees
❯ Published vendor rates for increased transparency
❯ Fostering conversation & education through team equity learning book club
❯ Hosting quarterly team equity learning sessions
❯ Driving employee growth through robust 360 performance management reviews & separate compensation review program
❯ Supporting functional leaders via mentorships & advisers
We’re committed to instating greener, more sustainable practices throughout all facets of our business. Our biggest step yet? As of August 2022, WE’RE CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED. Here’s the latest on where we’re at (and where we’re going).
CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
❯ The fashion industry’s environmental impact is undeniable—this title holds us (and all certified brands) accountable. Certification is achieved through a rigorous process of measuring current emissions, offsetting them, and making an actionable plan to further reduce them in the coming year.
❯ Our 18 month action plan includes replacing packaging with biodegradable/sustainable alternatives, eliminating excess packaging, and reducing equipment energy consumption.
❯ Are ISO14001 certified & meet set standards for energy and water conservation and wastewater management.
❯ Optimizes material usage to minimize wasted material.
Since our launch, we’ve given back over $650k to good causes like ProjectQ, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Tegan & Sara Foundation, RAICES, Girls Inc, and many more.
This year we made our commitment official by taking the 1% PLEDGE. In partnership with Pledge 1%, we’re committing at least 1% of annual revenue to orgs doing the work that matters.
Meet our Q1 2022 Partner Org: Girls for Gender Equality. Brooklyn-based GGE is working toward an intergenerational movement for a future of gender equity rooted in Black feminism—it's thanks to you that we're able to donate $40,000 & distribute a bunch of Wildfang gear to support their mission.