EXIT 21 :: GLOBAL APPAREL SOLUTIONS Strategy. Design. Development. Sourcing & Production.
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Brands we've partnered with.

  • Outerwear


    Down, insulated jackets, 2.5L, 3L and 3.5L shells, seam sealed garments

  • Yoga and Workout Apparel

    Yoga & Workout Apparel

    Stretch knits, seamless, bras, tights, layering

  • USNT

    Performance Apparel

    4-way stretch wovens, jacquard knits, engineered prints, sublimation

  • sweater

    Fully Fashioned Knits

    Merino, wool blends men's and women's fashion and lifestyle knits

  • Dresses

    Lifestyle Knits

    Fashion meets function

  • Swim

    Swim Trunks

    4-way woven stretch bottoms

Electra Bike Company

Electra Bicycle Company's tag line is 'Dress your Bike, dress yourself' and hire...


Backcountry.com the premier online retailer for all things technical hired us...


After only 3 year, Benji, Kharma and the team at Poler have created an eno...


Since 2007, Jennifer Ferguson, CEO of Handful and her team have worked rele...


A Portland local start up with roots in  Mixed Martial Arts, was Exit 21's first client. The scope: a full-service contract rangi...


Exit 21 won a pitch to design the 2014 Tottenham Hotspurs Soccer ...


Demarini, best known for their high quality baseball bats made right here in Oregon, USA, has also introduced Apparel into their p...

Isis For Women

Isis, a womens-only Outdoor Brand now based in Colorado hired us to design p...


Pavé, an east coast start up geared to bring fashionable menswear inspired by the rich European cycling history, hired Exit 21 fo...


Erick was Sourcing and Development Director for a number of years for lululemon


Daniela led the biggest volume generating design team while also working on all kinds of projects from Fitness, Cycling, Tennis, C...


Easton, one of the premier US gear brands hired us to work on their premium MAKO Appa...


Icebreaker is a premium performance brand exclusively working with New Zealand merino and meri...


Wilson, the first authentic Sports Performance brand (100 years in 2014)...


Carhartt, the number one workwear brand in the United States, approached us ...

Pearl Izumi

PearliZumi , a high performance apparel and footwear brand based just outside Denver, Col...


Design for men's and women's cycling jerseys, bibs, gloves and casual wear....


The oldest and most respect Fly Fishing Retailer in the United States, this Glo...


FitBump is a one-stop-shop to help wellness-focused women make mindful, educated decisions thr...


All of us have worked at Nike at some point in our careers and gained invaluable product experience ...


At Columbia Sportswear Company, Daniela gained experience on technical Outerwear...

  • Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. T. Dewar
  • Quality is not an act, it's a habit. Artistole
  • Subtlety may deceive you; Integrity never will. Oliver Cromwell
  • Design works if it's authentic, inspired and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input. Ron Johnson


We are a group of industry experts with a passion for creating best in class apparel, thus elevating your Brand and your Business. Our collective 100+ years of experience spans high-performance athletic, outdoor & ski, swim and lifestyle apparel for all ages and genders. If you can dream it. We can do it.



Product Creation


Global Sourcing


Global Sourcing

Vendor Research & Evaluation :: Vendor Compliance :: Cost Negotiation :: Sample & Bulk Production :: Capacity Planning :: Delivery :: Quality Control :: Reporting :: Logistics & Warehousing :: Order Fulfillment

We have partnered with some of the most reputable material suppliers and garment factories in the Far East, North America and the Americas. Our Tier One Factory base have an array of technical capabilities in sewing, cutting, taping and bonding. Whether it is flat seaming, seamless, welding, taping, dye cutting and more, we can find the right source for your needs. Our Raw Material vendors provide varying dyeing techniques like piece dye to garment dye, printing such as sublimation, wet printing and screen printing. We have extensive experience in incorporating various performance attributes such as quick dry, anti microbial, water proof, SPF levels and more into fabrics. As the world continues to be more aware of the environment, we work with our current source base to improve their environmental practices such as Lean Manufacturing and we continue to search out other partners that provide the best in water treatments, waterless dyeing techniques using and re-using various raw materials, organic and recycled yarns and dyeing and finishing among many other options. Our access to these great companies enable you to have more choices to make the right fit for your brand.

Product Creation

Product Creation

Product Creation

Product Development :: Technical Design :: Pattern :: Fit :: Size & Grading :: Materials Research & Testing Lab Dipping & Color Approval :: Logo & Trim Development :: Wear Testing :: Cost Engineering

Do you strive to offer your customers quality garments with expert craftsmanship, the best possible material and trim selection and exceptional fit? You have come to the right place. Our team of Material Researchers, Developers and Fit Engineers have gained experience working for some of the biggest global Brands. And we are eager to pass our learnings on to you and your customers. You will notice the difference.




Creative/Design Direction :: Trend Analysis :: Product Design :: Color Card :: Color Merchandising Material Selection :: Logo & Trim Design :: Packaging Design :: Conceptual Illustration

We don’t just design clothes. Or draw pretty pictures. We build and enhance Brands by creating product that’s right for your customers. We do that by first immersing ourselves into your Brand. And understanding your unique culture. We work closely with you to design the most brand-right product while infusing it with emerging Trends, Color and Innovation influences yet with an eye for margin requirements and target price points. Your customers will come back for more.




Brand Vision :: Brand Plan :: Product Line Merchandising :: Line Planning :: Product Brief :: Product Price Positioning Visual Line Planning :: Innovation Roadmap

Exit 21 was born out of the passion and desire to bring world class design, product and process solutions to premium performance lifestyle brands. We provide a fully integrated product solution for your athletic apparel, lifestyle, outdoor or accessories needs. We offer everything from initial strategy, design, product innovation, development, supply chain to commercialization. Our experienced team of Merchants, Designers, Raw Material and Product Developers as well as Pattern Makers and Tech Designers work hard to execute your vision.


 When the opportunities for your brand are bigger than the bandwidth of your staff, when you have a great apparel concept or brand idea but don’t know how to get the project off the ground, EXIT-21 is here to help.

The team

Who is behind Exit-21?


Founder/Global Sourcing

Tracy Allison

Sr. Developer

Kristine Cleary

Office Manager

Daniela Caine

Design Director


What our customers say about us

  • The Jackets are fucking awesome! (SP16 SMS)

    - Chris Noyes @ Poler
  • We didn't know how much we needed Exit 21 until we saw what Erick, Daniela, Rachel and Sunchea bring to the table. We've essentially doubled our team and now have direct access to highly experienced veterans of the apparel industry, and we accomplished it in a cost effective manner. It's one of the best decisions we've ever made.

    - Team Handful
  • The last two days were two of the best of this entire year! (No exaggeration) Your creativity and commitment to the growth of this brand is inspiring to me. I cannot thank you enough and I am so excited for 2014.

    - Kira Kohrherr @ Fitbump
  • Definitely a very productive call yesterday and exciting to see the initial line take shape. I was taking it all in and completely forgot to tell Daniela how impressive the presentation was.

    - Whit Oliver @ Pavé
  • If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur. Red Adair
  • Quality means doing it right when no one is looking Henry Ford
  • The best way to predict the future, is to invent it. Alan Kay
  • We cannot solve a problem using the same thinking we used to create them. Albert Einstein


Kudo’s for our work from Men’s Journal

06 Mar, 2015 - By

Men’s Journal just coined the Katana short we designed for RYU as best new shorts for the gym! Bad luck for those interested in scooping up the style – it’s been should out online at ryu.com. dns information website statistics . Stolpatomhosthas

  • Subtlety may deceive you; Integrity never will. Oliver Cromwell
  • Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. T. Dewar
  • Quality is not an act, it's a habit. Artistole
  • Design works if it's authentic, inspired and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input. Ron Johnson


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Contact Info

222 NW Davis St. #208, Portland, OR 97209
E-mail: info@exit-21.com
Phone Number: 503-616-8832