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.
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.
It’s that time of the year… to gear up for your summer adventures!
Whether you are going on your first backpacking trip or preparing for Mount Rainier, our sale and clearance items will help you get out there and send your adventure.
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.
Looking to jump in with the Feathered Friends team? We’re currently looking for a full time Retail Sales Associate to join the team at our Seattle store!