Kickstarter of the Week Revisited: Forestry Clothing

Forestry Clothing was one of the first handful of “Kickstarter of the Week” posts that we started in December of 2013. I would like to think that we have highlighted a number of start-ups and ideas over the past 11 months and maybe even some of you have pledged your support.

We checked back in with Forestry Clothing to see what they have been up to. They relayed that they  just did a complete overhaul and relaunch to better tend to  customers and add new items to our line. They brought production 100% in-house to streamline orders, and ensure everything is up to our quality. Since bringing our production in-house, they have established a sister company, Green Tree Manufacturing, where they do printing for other brands, organizations, and businesses. Some of their new products are the Mens Coach Jacket, the Ladies Athletic Zip, the Exploregon Hoodie (my personal favorite), and the Leather Patch Beanie with the patches made from recycled leather (leather scraps from businesses).

Here is a reminder of the initial write-up from December 2013.

We are proud to be from the Pacific Northwest – there is so much to love about this great corner of the States. Now, I think it’s safe to say that most of us have other interests outside of running, whether that is heading to the Cascades for some skiing or snowboarding, trekking into the foothills for some hiking, or meandering to the coast for some surfing and relaxation. Oregon just has so much to offer no matter what your hobbies are.

In addition, we are a few short weeks away from likely revealing the new Run Oregon logo. For those of you unfamiliar, we have been “borrowing” the current logo from Foot Traffic for a while now. We are hoping to reveal the logo and potentially get some gear in the hands of you, our loyal following.

Discussions of how to incorporate our new logo with the spirit of the Pacific Northwest falls directly in line with the Kickstarter of the Week- Forestry Clothing.

Company: This clothing company is local – out of Vancouver, WA – and is desiring to do things the right way when it comes to their apparel. All of their materials are manufactured eco-friendly and, as an added bonus, they started their “As We Grow, You Grow” campaign where they will be planting a tree for every item that is sold. The money raised from this Kickstarter go towards production costs and getting Forestry further off the ground. They have grand ideas of partnering with local communities and plant trees, interact, and support everything good that comes with the Oregon outdoors.

Gear: Forestry is offering up a variety of clothing items and accessories – from shirts and hoodies, to iPhone cases and longboard decks. Whatever you choose, just know that the company takes style and the environment seriously. There are some awesome designs (I am especially partial to the “Upper Left Coast” one), and quality materials such as the t-shirts being made from 100% Organic cotton t-shirts. all created with the use of eco-friendly materials.

This Vancouver, WA based Company is right in our backyards and I can attest that they provide quality clothing with unique designs with a sustainable mindset.


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Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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