We love stories, and this family business from Oregon has something to say.
Paul Lamfrom escaped with his family in 1938 from Nazi Germany and settled in Portland. There he started to build a small Columbia Hat Company named after a local river.
From hats, the brand gradually began to focus on outerwear and later under the name Columbia Sportswear offered a wide range of outdoor equipment.
Columbia is the pioneer of a number of innovative technologies. The first to introduce the Gore-Tex waterproof membrane park, has developed its own Omni-Heat thermoregulation system or a waterproof and breathable Omni-Tech membrane.
And this year, she celebrates her 80th birthday. So all the best !