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About Filson


FILSON COMPANY OVERVIEW

FILSON
In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with apparel  and goods strong enough to contend with the toughest spots on earth. Today, Filson is a global manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer constantly developing new products to serve those who refuse to stay indoors. With company headquarters located above its factory in Seattle, Wash., Filson remains committed to producing unfailing goods that live up to its founder’s promise: “We guarantee every item purchased from us. No more, no less. Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.” 

CORE PRODUCTS/SIGNATURE FABRICS
C.C. Filson patented the Cruiser Jacket pattern in 1914. Though the patent has long since expired, the jacket remains the company’s best known garment, which Filson continues to manufacture to their founder’s exacting standards in their Seattle factory. The Cruiser was originally offered in a heavy waxed cotton called Oil Finish Tin Cloth and thick Mackinaw Wool. Both fabrics remain central to Filsons line today. Other core products include Oil Finish Tin Cloth Pants, Rugged Twill Luggage, Down Outerwear and collections of garments and tools to outfit hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

STUBBORNLY MADE IN AMERICA
When others took their manufacturing operations overseas, Filson bid them well and went back to work, in Seattle where there has been a Filson factory in continuous operation for more than 100 years. And where there are now two. A short distance apart, Filsons two facilities allow them to keep an ever watchful eye on quality, and give Filson the capacity to manufacture even more of their goods in the United States. It’s a longstanding approach that Filson believe in, and Filson are pleased to be expanding upon.

A LIFETIME GUARANTEE THAT MAY NOT BE USED IN YOUR LIFETIME
It was in another Filson catalog, a century ago, that Filsons founder C.C. Filson wrote “you can depend absolutely upon our goods both as to material and workmanship.” He would prove that he was a man of his word, as many of his goods lasted for the lifetime of the wearer, and would eventually be passed down to the following generation. If any Filson good does fail or is otherwise damaged, Filson will replace or repair the item without question. It's worth noting that, over the years, many of our customers have chosen repair over replacement as their goods hold sentimental value, having been in the family for multiple generations and many decades.

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