Marine Layer’s Otis Woven

I stumbled upon the latest addition to the Union Way shopping alley last week when I had some time to wander in the late afternoon.  Marine Layer is tucked into the center of the bustling and growing shopping center across from the Steven Alan store.  Having quietly opened at the end September, Marine Layer is worth the trip just to feel the amazingly soft textiles that it’s known for.  The custom fabric is a blend of Pima Cotton and recycled Beech Wood.  It has a softness that trumps jersey with a texture that is more full and cozy.  While Marine Layer has stores up and down the California coast, their fabric is the perfect companion for the cool, wet winters of the Pacific Northwest.


The Otis Woven at Marine Layer caught my attention with its bold colors and detailed touches of contrasting fabric at the collar. It’s made from a washed Japanese cotton and single needle stitching.   It promises a softness I can only imagine is luxurious and really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.  The Otis is just being shipped now and should arrive at the new Portland store by the weekend (although I couldn’t confirm the exact date).  Stop by and have a feel.

Marine Layer | 1022 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

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