1945 - 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved founder, Andrea Lee Aranow.

Andrea lived a rich life, influencing and inspiring people all over the world with her intellect, curiosity, creativity, and passion for fashion, textiles, design, and travel. She was many things to many people. She was a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend. She was a mentor, a muse, a fashion designer, a textile researcher and collector, a businesswoman, and a barrier breaker.

Andrea’s legacy will be carried forward by all of those who she inspired and we deeply appreciate the outpouring of support, remembrances, and tributes for Andrea that we’ve received.

At this moment, we would like to celebrate Andrea’s rich life, achievements, adventures, and honor her incredible legacy.

As a tribute to Andrea, we’ve launched the virtual exhibit celebrating her life in full vibrancy and pattern. This virtual exhibit is a personal exploration of how we mourn, honor, carry forward memories and traditions from those we’ve lost, and make space for new ones.⁠

Available Appointments

Educational Tours

Perfect for classroom visits curious. Be inspired by a visit to our studio space and collection. Tour can be tailored to the interests of the visiting group.  Flexible scheduling for groups of up to 20 people. Tours last about two hours with plenty of time for questions and tactile exploration.

In-Person Research Appointment

Perfect for designers or anyone interested in researching or being inspired by textiles for a creative project. Let us know what you are interested in researching or seeing and we’ll have things ready for you when you arrive. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Each Textile Hive membership includes one complimentary research appointment. For groups of four people or less.

Private Tours

Perfect large textile curious groups. Be inspired by a visit to our studio space and collection. Tour can be tailored to the interests of the visiting group.  Flexible scheduling for groups of up to 20 people. Tours last about two hours with plenty of time for questions and tactile exploration.

Off-Site Meeting Space

Perfect for teams or groups looking for an inspiring venue for meetings or retreats. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the textile collection while holding your next creative brainstorming meeting or gathering. Fifty-inch screen for presentations, wifi, and other equipment available for use. Duration of availability can be customized. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Virtual Research Appointment

Virtual appointments perfect for designers or anyone interested in researching or being inspired by textiles for a creative project who can’t visit our physical space. Let us know what you are interested in researching and we’ll help you search our collection through our visual database and physical collection. Appointments will use Zoom and screen sharing. Each Textile Hive membership includes one complimentary research appointment.

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