advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Broken Cleaver

American Made Since 2012

Adam & Jackie Sappington

Portland, Oregon
We are a budding clothing and lifestyle company specializing in clothing designed and developed by cooks for cooks & cooking enthusiasts.
Style

Tell us about your business.

Adam & Jackie Sappington of The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar in Portland, Oregon know all about needing an apron that will stand up to their cooking adventures. Adam is a decorated butcher who cooks with seasonal, locally grown produce and meat. Jackie is one of the city's most talented pastry chefs and needs an apron that will stand between her clouds of flour while still being comfortable. Adam and Jackie have come together and created such an apron, as well as, an updated bistro apron, and knife bag. They have called this product line Broken Cleaver. Initially inspired by one-shoulder strapped butcher aprons they saw in France, the couple have begun to expand the Broken Cleaver brand with bistro aprons, knife bags, and soon, chef-inspired clothing. All garments are hand sewn by the Portland Garment Factory right around the corner from their restaurant, The Country Cat.

What makes your business stand out?

Adam and Jackie have collectively been in the food and service industry for 40 years. Throughout their tenure, they have the knowledge base of what works in the kitchen- be it aprons, tools, and clothing. They built their restaurant on the tenets that craft cooking produces the best product. This same philosophy carries through the products developed for Broken Cleaver. All products are American made.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Own your choice.

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • NOMINATIONS END
    Aug. 31, 2015

    Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.

  • VOTING ENDS
    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 7, 2015

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.

    Discover the American Made Summit

More Finalists

  • 2015 Audience Choice Winner

    Baiser Beauty

    Erika Arguello & Claudia Llamosa & Maria Copello
    Baiser Beauty is a natural luxury skin care and beauty line handcrafted in Miami Beach with 100% certified organic ingredients.
    Style, Beauty
  • 2015 Design Finalist

    SHIFT_DESIGN

    Mario Gentile
    SHIFT_DESIGN is rethinking outdoor space. Our Philadelphia-based company designs and manufactures sustainable products for the home and garden.
    Design, Garden & Outdoor Living
  • 2015 Food Finalist

    American Juice Company

    Christopher Wirth
    We make all-natural juice blends designed for cocktails. Our products are used by the best bars, restaurants and hotels in NYC.
    Food, Bottled, Jarred & Canned
  • 2015 Style Finalist
    We hand craft natural body products for families who are looking for a better way to care for themselves and our environment.
    Style, Beauty

advertisement

advertisement