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 Why is the fashion industry still clinging to outdated gender norms that serve no one?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 $500k 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.
Inclusion has been at the heart of WILDFANG from day 1, and we’re committed to constantly doing better, being better. Fashion has been exclusive for far too long.
Our most recent diversity, equality and inclusion efforts include:
❯ Increased the diversity of our board & internal team
❯ Diverse applicants pools in every hire
❯ Updated all people policies through an equity lens withWorkplace Change
❯ Expanded & increased healthcare coverage for all staff
❯ Publishedvendor rates for complete transparency
❯ Ongoing anti racist book club for staff
❯ Ongoing staff training on gender, race, identity, and sexuality
We deeply believe in taking care of our planet and that is reflected in our supply chain. It all starts with our factory partners, who are each SA 8000 certified. This means they are audited annually to ensure they are committed to humane working conditions and socially acceptable practices across health and safety, remuneration, and working conditions. Our factories are also ISO14001 certified, ensuring they meet set standards for energy and water conservation and wastewater management.
We work hard to minimize the impact of our business operations on the planet. In production, we work diligently to optimize our material usage to minimize wasted material. In our stores and website we’ve removed 80% of unnecessary product packaging, use recyclable mailers for online orders and eliminated paper receipts in-store. We continue to identify and implement new sustainable processes and practices across our entire business annually.
Since our launch, we have given back over $500k to good causes like ACLU, Planned Parenthood, New Avenues for Youth, Tegan & Sara Foundation, RAICES, Girls Inc, Q Center, iamthatgirl and many more.
In 2021, our goal is to give back over $150k from our online, store and partnership sales.