We thought that we would share an excerpt from the Union Rose website:
Hello everyone. Changes are afoot at Union Rose, and it’s time to tell you about it.
For seven years, first on MLK and now in my beloved Montavilla neighborhood, Union Rose has been THE place to find locally made stuff with soul. I have been more than proud to feature some of the best talent and designers found in Portland, and have loved bringing you my own clothing line, Big Brown Eyes. At this time, however, it’s time for me to move on, try my hand at some new things, and embrace change.
Come September, Union Rose will have a new owner. Rita Hudson-Evalt, the designer of Hubris Apparel, will take over. Hubris is one of the shop’s most popular and beloved lines, fitting women in sizes XS-3X beautifully and comfortably.
“I am so excited and honored to be taking the helm at Union Rose!” says Rita. “It was one of the first shops to carry Hubris Apparel. My line has grown into a brand sold nationally because of the kindness and encouragement that Nicole, the clientele, and the shop itself have fostered.
“I fully intend to continue to support designers’ growth in Portland and the Pacific Northwest through the best way I know – offering their products to happy customers. You can expect to see some new apparel, jewelry, and gifts in the shop soon! Of course, we’ll still carry all the lines now found at Union Rose, but I’ll work on expanding our selection as well.”