Feathered Friends Blog

Ever wondered what it feels like to climb all Seven Summits? How about 10 times in a lifetime?! Alpine Ascents International Guide sensation, Vern Tejas, will be visiting Seattle and stopping by Feathered Friends for an evening of story telling and presentation. Vern is known for Denali’s first solo winter ascent, the first solo of … Continue reading Vern Tejas: Seven Summits Presentation – September 28

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As we celebrate the 4th of July, we bring you a little reflection on what it means to design and make our gear in the USA.

Feathered Friends Store in Seattle

Seattle has been our home from the beginning. It all started in the basement of our founders’ home, and continues in our factory in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle and our retail space in South Lake Union. While the city has gone through major changes since we started in 1972, our philosophy hasn’t.

To the greatest extent possible, we create each garment, sleeping bag, and comforter at our Seattle facility. Some of our pieces, like the Snowy Owl sleeping bag, take years of training and are completed by only one or two of our specialized sewers. Other items may take less time to sew, but every piece that comes out of our factory receives the highest level of care and attention to detail.

In most cases, each piece is finished with a specific person in mind, their name scrawled across a tag as the item moves from the cutting room to the sewing floor, on to the stuffing station and through inspection.

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BD.TV Spring Film Tour @ Feathered Friends | May 12 Mark the calendar – it is time to get amped up! The BD.TV Spring film tour will be coming through Seattle on May 12th! Back for a second year, the BD.TV tour will highlight some of the best in climbing from Black Diamond athletes.

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