Inspired by Scandinavia, Japan, landscapes and mid-century abstraction, Blake Kahan designs the styles, hand-mixes the colors and prints all the goods on 100% linen in her Portland studio. Most items are finished locally by a woman-owned, ethical sewing house.
In 2018, Blake’s husband Toby Tupper joined the Willow Ship team, bringing his expertise in Marketing and Product Development. Which means that most business decisions are made in the kitchen, while chopping parsley. They live with their three kids in Southeast Portland, where they keep busy (very) slowly fixing up an old Craftsman home.