The Green Pepper Story

The Green Pepper, Inc. was established in the fall of 1973 in Eugene, Oregon as a small retail fabric store.

Eugene is located between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Mountain Range, and is only 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the west, and The Pacific Crest Trail to the east, so it isn't surprising that many of our customers were avid outdoors people who wanted to learn to make their own camping, hiking, and skiing clothing and gear.

Photo of stained glass sign
Original Stained Glass Green Pepper Store Sign

Since outdoor fabrics were not readily available at the fabric trade shows, it took both determination and a great deal of research to find sources for the same fabrics, zippers and hardware the manufacturers were using. Once we found the fabrics and hardware, we needed the patterns-- so in 1976 we produced our first Green Pepper Patterns.

We no longer have a retail fabric store, but we do have a Mail-Order warehouse where we stock 75 Green Pepper Patterns for active sportswear and outdoor gear, as well as the popular outdoor fabrics, hardware, zippers, webbing, and notions needed for making any of our patterns!