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A & H Magazine Interviews Melissa Newirth

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It’s refreshing to find companies working with local artisans and makers of beautiful things. Portland-based company Cloth & Goods is a perfect reflection of this idea. Exquisite Japanese and African pillows, placemats that’ll be sure to leave a great impression, and other home accessories like pottery can easily be added to your home furnishings. Melissa Newirth has created something special for all home décor enthusiasts to swoon over. She granted us the opportunity to ask more about Cloth & Goods.

A&H: Cloth & Goods is a brand new company with fresh ideas on textiles, interiors, and decoration complementary to one’s home. Tell us about your motives to open the shop.

Melisa Newirth: I wanted to open an interior store for a long time. Not knowing where was always the problem. It just started evolving naturally; meeting artisans locally and from my travels, I started putting together product lines and inventory. One thing led to another. I found the perfect studio in the old Film Exchange in Portland where I decided to start with an online store. The space is beautiful with lots of visibility and walk-ins are welcome to buy, but no it is not a full on brick-and-mortar. The studio really lends itself to creativity.

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