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Pay What You Want for new Crochet Designs! April 22 2014, 0 Comments

Today through April 24th, choose the value of our newest crochet hook and yarn ball designs!

Featured in Paste! April 22 2014, 0 Comments

Our Oregon Pint Glasses are #38 on Paste Magazine's 50 Ways to Show Your State Pride guide! Get your state here.

From their site:

Proud of your Oklahoma origins but concerned that nobody knows it? Love living in Illinois but not sure your communicate that fact effectively in your public persona? Wish you had a more sophisticated way to publicize your Indiana roots than your dad’s Colts mug?
We’ve rounded up some well-designed state pride gear that will announce your allegiance to home or affection for your heritage.

We're Hiring! April 21 2014, 0 Comments

Bread and Badger is hiring!

Think you'd be a great addition to our team of fearless badgers? Sean and Amanda are silly, sarcastic, and upbeat. We've built our bootstrap business from the ground up, starting in Boston, MA in 2006. We're ready to hire someone for a steady position that we can train on all of our production and shipping tasks. We will rely on you to be our company's backbone! This is a great opportunity to have a satisfying job, making high quality, unique gifts that will be treasured forever by our fantastic customers. Plus, we're pretty fun to be around.

Here's what we're looking for:

  • Reliable worker with a positive attitude in Portland, Oregon
  • A fast-learner who can follow directions carefully and has an attention to detail
  • Skills/Experience that are a plus:
    • Shipping, receiving, and production
    • Spreadsheets (OpenOffice) and computer POS/inventory systems (we use Stitch Labs)
    • Making screen printing screens, or similar
    • Sandblasting, working with air compressors
  • Good at working alone or closely with a very small team on somewhat monotonous and repetitive tasks
  • Can lift 36lb or more repeatedly throughout the day, and stand up for 8hrs

What we're offering:

  • A satisfying, fun work environment at a fast-paced, fast-growing family business
  • Trial period opening immediately, working up to 24-32 hrs/wk
  • Daytime work hours
  • Possible overtime during our busy holiday season
  • We'll start training in our home studio, then you'll help us move into our new warehouse in May, taking on more hours as our production is consolidated to one location.
  • Our warehouse is in a professional building in Parkrose, off of Airport Way near 122nd. It's across from daycare, the Leatherman factory, and in the same building as a cafe. We will have at least one coffee maker on the premises (because that is important!).

    What's the job?

    • Production:
      • Making stencils via an exposure and washout method according to a generated purchase order
      • Applying stencils to cups, masking them carefully and consistently
      • Sandblasting cups in a cabinet, while wearing a respirator
      • Washing stencils off in hot water
    • Receiving:
      • Receiving stock using corresponding paperwork
      • Bonus if you're comfortable using our online inventory management system, Stitch Labs
      • Organizing stock in warehouse so that it's easy to find
    • Shipping:
      • Picking warehouse stock using a picklist
      • Packaging it in boxes or bubble wrap
      • Gift wrapping
      • Packing individual orders using packing slips
      • Assembling shipping cartons, crumpling void fill, weighing boxes, applying shipping labels

    If all this sounds awesome to you, send your resume or a list of job skills and why you'd be good for the position to Amanda at breadandbadger [at] gmail.com


    50% Off Moving Sale! Help us follow our dreams to our new digs! April 07 2014, 0 Comments

    We have outgrown our digs and found ourselves a bigger Badger den! That's not in our home! This is giant, happy news for us and long overdue! We couldn't be more thrilled to be able to spread out and free up some much needed room in our living room (where this whole crazy thing started!!)

    How can you help, you ask? You are so sweet. What's better than being a buddy ol' pal  with a truck at moving time? Saving us a trip! Do your part in our 50% off sale! We have LOTS of discontinued glassware that needs new homes.
    Now is your chance to pick up something even more limited and unique from B&B! Act fast! Sale ends April 30th, while supplies last.

    Unicorn Skateboarder FACTS March 13 2014, 0 Comments

    The Celts (and Bread and Badger) believe the majestic Unicorn to be a symbol of grace, purity, of healing and of utter radness. Less is known of the Celts' thoughts on the common unicorn practice of riding skateboards...

    Many contemporary unicorn enthusiasts believe that the unicorn can fly. They cannot, that is the true myth (nor do they require protective headgear. Fact: Unicorns never, ever wreck.)

    These fantastical creatures prefer to keep it real and take it to the streets even though their magical splendor knows no limits. In fact, our newest design has shredded right out of your dreams and onto your glassware. Behold! Rumored to make all of your drinks taste like heaven. Shop now!  


    Fewer Products, Better Choices February 03 2014, 0 Comments

    Staying in line with the idea that we'd like our products to be packaged smartly and sustainably, we're having to make some tough calls about what we keep in stock. Our home studio is running out of storage space, and we can't afford custom-made boxes for everything we currently offer. This brings us to a few big decisions we've had to make for 2014:

    1. We're only going to keep pint glasses, mugs, travel mugs and rocks glasses in stock.
    2. We need to move into a warehouse.

    Don't panic! You'll still be able to request any of our other items with any of our designs on them. It will just take us a little time to get them through our production process. Currently, it takes 2-3 weeks for us to ship out custom requests, but we're working on ways to make that faster. I'm already working on ways to make custom orders easier to purchase.

    By keeping only our top-selling cups in stock, it's going to allow us to offer a lot more designs, which is super exciting! It also means we'll be able to focus more attention on wholesale accounts, so that you'll be able to buy our products in your neck of the woods without paying for shipping. Win-win, right?

    We're looking into getting a warehouse by this summer so we'll have more room to work and store our wares. Sometime after we settle in, we'll be able to introduce more cup styles again. I can't even tell you some of the secret things we have planned, but they are awesome. Tell us what you think in the comments below!


    Let Orion Light Your Way February 01 2014, 0 Comments

    The Orion constellation was probably the first one I learned to identify in the winter night sky, and it holds a special place in my heart. This celestial body is our latest space-themed design, matching nicely with our Astronauts in Love, Rocket Ship, and Astro Cat artwork. Each of those designs has recently seen a make-over, with loads of stars and planets added to better pair with Orion.

    New Designs, New Packaging! January 31 2014, 0 Comments

    We're thrilled to be charging into the new year! A skateboarding unicorn is already in production, with an historic WWII airplane, and lots of furry and feathered critters on their way soon. We're even planning to bring a few older designs back out from retirement.

    If you order pint glasses, travel mugs, or handled mugs from us, they'll also be packaged in our awesome new boxes! These boxes were a huge hit over the holidays, and helped make gift wrapping super easy.

    Not only do they help us share our story of how these products came to be, but they also eliminate the use of bubble wrap. We can't wait until we have locally-made cardboard boxes for all our products!


    Say, "I love you," with a fancy toast January 30 2014, 0 Comments

    Order by Feb. 6th for guaranteed delivery by Valentine's Day in the USA

    Whatever your date night beverage of choice is, it's sure to pair nicely with our sturdy glassware. We just restocked our champagne flutes and wine glasses, so you can choose the perfect design to match your sweetie's personality.

    If you're the clumsy type (like me!), then perhaps stemless is safer. Our round rocks glasses are heavy-bottomed (also, like me--HEY-O), and are perfect for sipping wine, whiskey or cocktails. I seem to drink absolutely everything out of mine these days.


    New Packaging! December 10 2013, 0 Comments

    There has been a major development here at the Bread and Badger offices regarding packaging; Mainly, we have it now! And? It's awesome!

    This has been a really exciting couple of weeks for us what with our most successful year ever at Urban Craft Uprising and our lil' cameo in Forbes  and to that, we have a brand new look with imaging designed by our very own Amanda!

    The new cardboard boxes are recyclable and locally produced, easily wrappable if you're into those perfect origami corners and if not, slap a bow on that baby and call it good! No more bubble wrap! No more tissue paper! Plus, our contact information is right there and so are our mugs! Right next to your new mug...Right... 

    Available now with your Bread and Badger order! X

    Featured in the Oregonian December 09 2013, 0 Comments


    Interview in Forbes December 06 2013, 0 Comments

    I was just interviewed in Forbes about running a home business with employees! Read the story here.

    HUGE SALE - Black Friday thru Cyber Monday November 25 2013, 0 Comments

    Let's just agree that pants are a hassle. So why choose to wear them the very day after our biggest eating holiday? In fact, why be party to any standard hygiene practices on a day that is clearly meant for laziness? Let's make a pact not to trample one another over cheap socks, or brush our hair or teeth (maybe brush our teeth) and shop from home on Black Friday!

    Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov 29-Dec 2), we will be offering Buy 3, Get One Free on all our products. You can clear out your whole holiday shopping list with ease from the comfort of your goldfish boxers. We think you will find us a very welcoming, non-judgmental bunch over at Bread and Badger.

     

    The least expensive item will be considered the free one in every set, so look at it like this: if you decide on rocks glasses at $18 each, you are basically getting 4 of them for $13.50 each! The same deal for mugs would make them $18.75 each! Buying bulk is your buddy during this event.

    Great for host gifts, White Elephant, Secret Santa... All the hard to shop for people on your list use cups. All of the easy to shop for people too! Stock up now!

    How it works:

    Simply purchase any 3 items, and leave us a note during checkout for your 4th FREE item request. The 4th item must be of equal or lesser value to the other items in your order, or we'll recalculate your total and invoice you for the difference. If the item you've requested for your freebie isn't available immediately, we'll contact you for a second choice. Gift wrap/note cards must be purchased separately for each item.


    Interview and Giveaway at Urban Craft Uprising November 07 2013, 0 Comments

    We'll be selling our wares at Urban Craft Uprising's winter show this December in Seattle, WA.

    Read our interview with UCU, and find out how to enter our giveaway at the end!

    http://www.urbancraftuprising.com/bread-badger/


    Now Available at Rejuvenation! November 04 2013, 0 Comments

    We are thrilled to announce that Bread and Badger has been chosen--along with other Portland-area artists--to be featured at a trunk show for Rejuvenation (1100 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214) on November 16th. They like us! They really like us! We had been forced into secrecy until now and it almost killed us. It brings us no pleasure keeping things from you.

    As part of the promotion, our holiday Oregon stag mugs (in red and green) and shot glasses will be available at all four West Coast locations (Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Berkeley) starting Nov 4th! That's today! Shop while supplies last, save on shipping and get out here and let us see your face on November 16th

    All of this early holiday planning (and shipping huge orders to a large retailer) has forced our already speeding ship into "Ludicrous Speed" with festive promotions for our famous mustache design, the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday weekend and? Wait for it...Brand. New PACKAGING!

    Lovely local, recyclable, easily wrap-able, slap-a-bow-on-that-baby, designed by Amanda PACKAGING! So yeah, tons happening over here.
    Locally, you have several options to find our glassware now including Rejuvination Hardware 1100 SE Grand Ave. Otherwise check our website for places to shop Nationally and online.  Happy holiday planning!

    Punch Cards are Here! October 24 2013, 0 Comments

    Bread and Badger Punch Card Rewards

    You told us the kind of rewards you wanted, and we listened!

    Punch Cards!

    With every item you purchase, you'll earn a punch toward a free item of your choice!*

    Get started shopping now, and get yourself something nice after you've reached 12 punches. Since this is such a sweet deal, you should tell your friends and family about it too.

    Referrals!

    If you send a new customer our way, we'll credit you with an extra punch toward your free item!*

    So, what are you waiting for? Share the news on Facebook, tweet about it, share photos of our products on Instagram and Pinterest... whatever it takes to earn yourself some free drinkware. Just make sure your friends tell us who sent them here, and you'll get the credit!

    *Some restrictions apply. Check out the full rules here.


    We Want to Reward You! September 23 2013, 0 Comments

    We're planning to start a punch card rewards program where you'll earn punches and redeem them for something awesome! We want to give you a reward that works best for you, so let us know what you want.

    Answer our one-question survey, and get a coupon for 20% off and a chance to win our giveaway of an exclusive etched water bottle just for helping us out.

    The coupon expires this Friday, 9/27/13, and we'll draw a random winner on Saturday, 9/28/13, so answer now!


    We're a FaveFind in Modern Dog Magazine! September 19 2013, 0 Comments

    Our tragically cute Sad Pug Mugs are a Fave Find in Modern Dog Magazine! Check out their recommendation, and share the love.

    New Brass Pendants August 08 2013, 0 Comments

    We have a new brass jewelry line, featuring our most popular designs! We teamed up with our friend, Shannon of rubygirl, who etched, cut, and shaped these beautiful pendants out of solid brass. She also added a patina and protective coating to the metal for a bold look that will last.

    Each brass pendant is strung on an 18" sterling silver chain and comes in a small gift box.


    Sharks are Here! August 05 2013, 0 Comments

    Great White Shark pint glasses

    Shark Week is upon us, so of course, our newest nautical design is a Great White Shark! This great new summer design is available on pint glasses, lowball glasses, rocks glasses, shot glasses, handled coffee mugs, and travel mugs. Wine glasses and champagne flutes are coming soon!

    Shark lowball glasses

    Shark shot glasses

    Shark whiskey rocks glasses

    Shark reusable travel mugs


    Pufferfish Rocks Glasses, the Cute Man Gift August 05 2013, 0 Comments

    Looking for a fun gift for a whiskey drinking man in your life? Our new puffer fish rocks glasses are the perfect shape for an expensive scotch, or a classy cocktail. Their heavy bottoms make them sturdy and pleasing to hold. They make great stemless wine glasses too, and you won't feel like you're going to shatter them whenever you set one down!

    These are one of our most popular glasses for groomsmen gifts, and the cute spiny pufferfish will always remind your friends of the beach wedding you had, or the silly summer antics you shared.


    See us in Seattle this weekend! July 09 2013, 0 Comments

    Urban Craft Uprising

    We're selling our wares at Urban Crafty Uprising in Seattle, WA, this Sat-Sun, July 13th-14th at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. It's a free event, with swag bags for the first 100 people in line each day! Visit their site for directions, booth maps and more!

    We'll be running a pret-ty spectacular sale, and our newest SHARK design and WA and OR state designs will be available on a few items before they're even online!

    I'm going to try to get some really early holiday shopping done (Christmas in July, anyone?), but this is also a great time to stock up on birthday gifts and wedding presents, if you're the type of person who has friends who're doing adult things like that.


    New Puffer Fish Design Available on Mugs and Glassware! June 24 2013, 0 Comments

    This cute pufferfish will tell others that you're a bit spiny before you've had your coffee (or evening cocktail or beer!)

    Pufferfish Coffee Cups - $20

    Pufferfish Travel Mugs - $20

    Pufferfish Pint Glasses - $15

    Pufferfish Lowball Glasses - $18

    Shot glasses, wine glasses and rocks glasses are coming soon!


    Mustache Pint Glasses SALE for only $10 June 05 2013, 0 Comments

    WHAT?? Mustache Pint Glasses are only $10 now! You save $5 each on our most popular item so we can clear some room for new designs in our studio.

    These make great Father's Day gifts, so ORDER NOW! Father's Day orders are shipping out Friday morning (6/7/13), and orders placed after the 6th will not arrive by Father's Day.

    These are also fantastic groomsmen gifts for weddings. Order now before the price goes back up to $15!


    Celery Green Mugs are Back! June 05 2013, 0 Comments

    New mugs are now available in our shop! Celery green is back and more beautiful than ever with new dinosaur designs on them. Get a set of four different colors, for everyone in your family! They're only $20 each and hold a whopping 16oz of coffee or tea (or whatever you like to drink). Our sandblasted designs are dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe, so you know they'll last forever.


    Unicycle Yeti Pint Glasses May 28 2013, 0 Comments

    The Bigfoot has been spotted escaping the forests of the Pacific northwest on a unicycle, headed for Portland, OR!

    Our newest etched pint glass design is a unicycle riding yeti, and he's cycling to a beer glass near you. These make great Father's Day and boyfriend gifts for nature lovers and city dwellers, alike.


    New Photo Style? Share Your Opinion! May 23 2013, 1 Comment

    These are some tests for new product photo techniques I'm trying out. I've gotten a bunch of negative feedback recently on the blue backgrounds, bright colors, and glasses full of beer that I normally use, so I'm trying to be a bit more modern. What do you think?

    Leave a comment here, or join the discussion on our Bread and Badger Facebook page.

    sasquatch pint glass with beer bottles  sasquatch pint glass with black star   sasquatch unicycle pint glass with chalkboard  mustache lowball glasses on white background

     


    Spring Cleaning Sale is on Now! April 15 2013, 0 Comments

    We're clearing out discontinued items and overstock from the holidays so we can make room for new stuff! Help us out and get a great deal at the same time!

    Sale prices are marked, and will run through April 19, 2013.


    We need your feedback for our new state designs! March 06 2013, 5 Comments

    I'm designing a series of art for the 50 states (plus territories, if you want them), using state mottoes and tourism slogans. The hard part is choosing the best slogan for each state!  This is where I could use your help. Below is the list I'm working with. As some states have a lot of slogans, I'm not always sure which to choose.

    Please, please, please leave a comment with your opinions for your homestate or anyplace you like to visit! This will help tremendously. I've itallicized the ones I'm leaning towards, but my mind could change.

    Alabama We dare defend our rights Share the wonder Sweet Home Alabama  
    Alaska North to the future      
    Arizona God enriches The Grand Canyon State    
    Arkansas The people rule The Natural State    
    California Eureka The Golden State Find yourself here  
    Colorado Nothing without the deity Enter a Higher State Rocky Mountain High Where the Columbines Grow
    Connecticut He who transplanted sustains Constitution State Full of Surprises Better yet, Connecticut
    Delaware Liberty and Independence It's good being first Small Wonder Smaller, Faster, Smarter
    District of Columbia Justice For All Taxation Without Representation Celebrate & Discover The American Experience
    Florida In God We Trust Sunshine State The Land of Good Living  
    Georgia Wisdom, Justice and Moderation Georgia on My Mind    
    Hawaii The life of the land is perpetuated in righeousness The Islands of Aloha  Aloha  
    Idaho Let it be perpetual Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.  Famous Potatoes  
    Illinois State sovereignty, national union Right Here. Right Now. The Land of Lincoln  
    Indiana The Crossroads of America Restart your engines    
    Iowa Fields of Opportunities Life Changing Is This Heaven? You make me smile
    Kansas To the stars through difficulties There's No Place Like Home ...as big as you think Land of Ahhs
    Kentucky Let us be grateful to God Unbridled Spirit It's That Friendly Where Education Pays
    Louisiana Union, Justice, Confidence Come as you are. Leave Different. Sportsman's Paradise  
    Maine I Lead The Way Life Should Be Where America's Day Begins  
    Maryland Manly deeds, womanly words Maryland of Opportunity Seize the Day Off More than you can imagine
    Massachusetts By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty Make it Yours The Spirit of America  
    Michigan If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you Say Yes Great Lakes, Great Times  
    Minnesota The star of the North Land of 10,000 Lakes    
    Mississippi By valor and arms Feels like coming home The South's Warmest Welcome  
    Missouri Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law The Show Me State/Cave State Close to Home. Far from ordinary. Where the Rivers Run
    Montana Gold and Silver The Last Best Place Big Sky Country  
    Nebraska Equality before the law Possibilities...Endless The good life  
    Nevada All for our country battle born Battle Born The Silver State  
    New Hampshire Live free or die      
    New Jersey Liberty and Prosperity The Garden State What a difference a state makes  
    New Mexico It grows as it goes Land of Enchantment    
    New York Excelsior I Love New York    
    North Carolina To be, rather than to seem First in Flight A Better Place to Be  
    North Dakota One sows for the benefit of another age Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable  Legendary  
    Ohio With God, all things are possible So Much to Discover Birthplace of Aviation (Pioneers) The Heart of It All
    Oklahoma Labor conquers all things Oklahoma is OK Native America  
    Oregon She flies with her own wings We Love Dreamers Things Look Different Here Pacific Wonderland
    Pennsylvania Virtue, Libery, and Independence State of Independence America Starts Here  
    Puerto Rico John is his name Puerto Rico Does it Better La isla del encanto (Island of Enchantment)  
    Rhode Island Hope The Ocean State    
    South Carolina While I breathe, I hope Ready in soul and resource Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.  
    South Dakota Under God the people rule Great Faces. Great Places.    
    Tennessee Agriculture and Commerce America at its best Follow me to Tennessee Sounds good to me
    Texas Friendship Don't Mess With Texas  The Lone Star State  
    Utah Industry Life Elevated Where Ideas Connect  
    Vermont Freedom and Unity Vermont, naturally The Green Mountain State I LoVermont
    Virginia Thus always to tyrants Virginia is for Lovers Live Passionately  
    Washington By and by Experience Washington Say WA!  
    West Virginia Mountaineers are always free Wild and Wonderful Almost heaven  
    Wisconsin Live like you mean it America's Dairyland You're among friends Life's so good
    Wyoming Equal Rights Forever West Like no place on Earth  

    Holiday Sales for Cyber Monday! November 21 2012, 0 Comments

    We're throwing ourselves a big Cyber Monday party, offering 20% off all purchases on Monday, Nov. 26th! All prices in our shop will be automatically marked down, so you don't need to remember any coupon codes to get your discount!


    We know that some people just can't wait to start shopping, so if you'd like your discount now, you can use the code "EarlyShopper" for a 20% discount from now until Sunday, Nov.25th.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


    Featured on Wantist November 20 2012, 0 Comments

     

    Our Mustache Pint Glasses were featured on Wantist!

    http://blog.wantist.com/2011/10/its-mustache-season-50-gifts-to-celebrate-movember-all-month-long/


    Featured on Cuddles and Chaos Gift Guide November 20 2012, 0 Comments

     

    Our sky blue zombie mug was featured in the Cuddles and Chaos Holiday Gift Guide!

    http://cuddlesandchaos.com/the-best-handmade-gifts/


    Happy Movember! November 05 2012, 0 Comments

     

    We were featured in this great big collection of mustache products to celebrate Movember, when men around the world grow moustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer. My dad's participating this year too!



    Featured on Fab Food November 05 2012, 0 Comments

     

    Our travel mugs were featured on the Fab Food blog! The article links to our Etsy shop, but you can buy these stylish travel mugs here, or a colorful set of handled mugs here.


    We Make Portland Awesome November 05 2012, 0 Comments

     

    We were interviewed for the House of Moss blog! Learn more about us and our inspirations here: http://houseofmossshop.blogspot.com/2012/11/we-make-portland-awesome-bread-and.html


    Now Available on Amazon.com! October 24 2012, 0 Comments

     

    In order to make it easier for you to shop from us, we've opened an Amazon store! Now you can add products to your Amazon wishlist and use Amazon gift cards to purchase them! This will make holiday gift giving (and receiving!) easier.

    Right now, we just have small selection of pint glass sets in our Bread and Badger Amazon store, but we'll add more as demand requires.

    Want to be BFF's? If you've purchased our glasses before, we would LOVE it if you'd like to write a review of them on Amazon for us!