WE'VE MOVED & REBRANDED TO PORTLAND, OREGON!
TO OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND SUPPORTERS - WE HAVE OPENED A NEW CHAPTER IN OUR LIVES FROM OUR HOME IN BELLINGHAM, WA DOWN SOUTH TO POTRLAND, OREGON. OUR TIES AND ROOTS HAVE BROUGHT US HERE TO THE NEXT ADVENTURE AND WE ONLY HOPE THAT YOU COME WITH US, OR AT LEAST VISIT US (SOONER THAN LATER OF COURSE). OUR NEW WEBSITE IS WWW.READYSETEXPLOREGON.COM. FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM VIA "READY SET EXPLOREGION." LOTS OF LOVE AND POSITIVE VIBES - WES J & FAMILY
- To provide unique & creative graphics in reflection of our lifestyle(s) inspired from the environment.
- About Us
- Originating in Bellingham, WA, in 2008. The brand is represented by a simple mission: To provide unique & creative graphics in reflection of our lifestyle(s) inspired from the environment.
From drawing dozens of designs/sketches in the spare time, "late nights" with friends, and numerous years debating on whether or not to start a business in a cut-throat industry...it was decided to start Wes J Clothing. With a little help from Mom & trying to find someone to print designs for almost nothing, it looked liked another pipe dream. Fortunately, after the 11th disapointing meeting with a printer, Erin from Red Boots Design, took the money and printed two designs which equalled to 4 hoodies and 10 tees...the website went live. There were no sales for six months. Yep', it was time to reevaluate the dream once again. Then, out of no where, the first online order was from Minnasota (yes, the 1st dollar is framed, really). Then a week later, contact with Danielle Starr from Four Starrs Boutique was made to test the remaining pieces. Fast forward a few years, boom, here we are, still creating and living the dream while helping others with thier endeavors (see sponsorships & non-profit info below). In times where there are more downs than ups...a personal thank you...I definitely support the underachiever; it is always worth it. - Wes J
From the gorgeous snow falls on the mountains to the urban sky scrapers within the city...to catching waves or shredding newly fallen powder...from skate parks to rock climbing...partying at a friends house to flying solo in the moment...even writing/composing music at your local coffee shop to enjoying the rays down by the bay; our ever changing designs are an ode to living life to the fullest.
We pride ourselves to be a part of the DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) community. We strive to create all of our designs by hand and using minimal computer manipulation unlike most designs today. We also use a manual screen printer, thus, putting all grunt work in each piece. It gives us a sense of "being" knowing that we do not outsource our soft-goods, rather, having direct contact & consistent, positive relationships with each vendor, closing the gap between us and our supporters. Understanding that each piece is personal to us and having your support means the world to us. We would have not gotten this far without YOU.
Because the environment has given us our inspiration, more importantly, life to our designs, living & promoting the "Green" movement is dear to our hearts. We are working towards an earth conscience line by using organics, blanks manufactured in the USA, products that will not harm our environment, and using energy efficient machines.
We love the simple things in life and have so much gratitude for your support We wish you only the best. Get Yours. Rep It. Rock It.
- We Support & Promote These Local Non-Profit Organizations:
We understand that we do not live in a perfect world, and through these organizations we are able to extend our helping hand. We invite you to look them up and also support other groups in your neighborhood...
- ProjectBHam.com & Beauty Bar (Benefits Domestic Violence & Assault Services (DVSAS))
- Benefit X (Sean Humphrey House, DVSAS, Kids Council Northwest, Bellingham Food Bank, Mother Bay Center)
- Surfrider Foundation
- Boy & Girls Club
- Birch Bay Music Festival & Benefit
- Washington State Criterium Championship (Pro/Amature Cycling Race)
- Ski to Sea, Bellingham, WA
- Whatcom Women in Business (Bellingham, WA)