The C.C Filson Company has opened its newest location in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Filson, a Seattle staple since the gold-rush era of 1897, is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of Unfailing Goods for outdoor enthusiasts. The 1,200 square-foot store, located at 5101 Ballard Avenue, reflects a new community based retail strategy with an assortment which is inspired by the shipbuilders and fishermen of the Ballard community.
The store reveals another chapter of Filson history with its connection to maritime culture and trade. Filson joined regional artists and craftsmen to create an original space that reflects local community and culture including master line riggers, traditional Pacific Northwest artists, and local carpenters and woodworkers who specialize in working with local, reclaimed materials. A prize feature is the landmark itself. Built in 1904 and the first designated historic landmark in Ballard, The Hansen Building is a direct link to the true history, stories and people of Ballard.
The product collection showcases many heritage and iconic pieces familiar from Filson and a handful of custom items specific to the Ballard store; such as limited edition knit wear, t-shirts, hoodies, bags, caps and items not available anywhere else. Check out the inside:
Established in Seattle in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed for the Yukon, the company’s 119- year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. Filson’s long-lasting gear is the choice of explorers, adventurers, ranchers, hunters, anglers, engineers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. Over a century after its founding, the Filson headquarters remain in Seattle, Washington.
For more information: www.filson.com
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