A True PNW Clothing Brand
Kiss The Rain was started by two friends living in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) who shared a passion for all good things in life, especially well designed and finely crafted casual clothes made from natural fibers.
We are based in Port Townsend, a small town on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Port Townsend attracts people from all over the world who want to create the best things in life and are unwilling to compromise. Simple, everyday things, like the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the houses we live in. There are so many artists and craftsmen here, Masters of their craft that care deeply about making something the best it can be, the pure joy of the process, of pouring your heart and soul into your creation.
The nature around here is truly breathtaking. Water, mountains, towering cedars, this simple, understated beauty inspires us and also holds us to the highest standard. How can we create anything but the best clothing when the mountains are watching? There is a deep creative vibe that runs through this area, and we feel the drive to express this spirit of the PNW as finally crafted clothes.
The brand is named Kiss The Rain because loving and appreciating the rain is a big part of living here.
Designed in Port Townsend, WA and handcrafted by a small West Coast sewing factory, Kiss The Rain brings you Classic Design, Outstanding Quality and Pure Natural Fibers.
In September 2018 we launched our flagship product, the Vintage Cotton Hoodie with a successful Kickstarter campaign. The hoodies were very well received and are now available for you to purchase directly on our website.
About the Founders
Olia was born and raised in the Ukraine, back when it was still Soviet Union. But honestly, it wasn't all that bad. After living here and there, she finally arrived in PNW 15 years ago and fell in love with the place. She still can't believe she gets to watch bald eagles frolicking outside her window, and get annoyed at the deer for stealing her tomatoes.
Having had a long and successful career as an engineer, Olia is applying her meticulousness and obsessive attention to detail to make sure Kiss The Rain clothes are not only beautiful, but also very functional and extremely well-built.
When not working on Kiss The Rain, Olia can be found fretting about Kiss The Rain, scheming and plotting new designs for Kiss The Rain, or eating.
Brendan is a native Vermonter. He has a truck and a chainsaw, and is not afraid to use them. His biggest complaint about the PNW is that it never gets below -30F, even in winter! Brendan is recovering from his career as a software engineer at Google and is enjoying living his life in sweatpants -- Kiss The Rain 100% Cotton fabulous sweatpants that is. Currently in prototype stage.
When not hard at work on the company, Brendan can be found ignoring his bee hives, chopping firewood (while fantasizing about a new log splitter) and having couch time with an ornery French Bulldog who may or may not be a cat in disguise.
All the photography for Kiss The Rain is done by Brendan, he just learned how to because we needed it. He's pretty smart.