Founded before the Great Depression, Columbiaknit, like hundreds of other American sportswear companies, was established to meet the demands of men and women embracing a more active lifestyle during the first half of the 20th Century. Unlike many of those companies, Columbiaknit’s story has yet to end. Family owned and operated since 1958, Columbiaknit is a rare exception to what has nearly been the cardinal rule of American progress: growth by pursuit of overseas manufacturing. As so many companies try to be everything to everyone, it’s a rare pleasure to support a company that is committed to doing one thing exceptionally well: knitting 100% heavy duty cotton and sewing each garment individually. In Columbiaknit’s Portland, OR factory, the future of American sportswear is still in hand.