Columbia Rethreads allows us to stretch the life of slightly irregular garments. Approval for the program entitles an organization to pick up Columbia Sportswear recycled clothing and footwear two times a year from the Rivergate Distribution Center. The product is provided in pre-packed boxes containing a wide variety of styles in a mixture of men's, women's, and youth sizes.
These garments are not for resale and cannot be donated to a third party organization or exchanged for any retail items in any retail location. Rethreads recipients are required to show personal identification and proof of the group's non-profit status. There is no need to reapply for the program annually. Once an organization has been approved, it is their responsibility to arrange pick up times.
The Rethreads Program is currently at capacity.
Applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
In order to maintain focus and achieve greater impact of corporate giving, Columbia Sportswear will not provide charitable support for the following:
- Political organizations/persons
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Organizations that discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, handicaps, and sexual preference.
- Third-party distributors
- Individual study, research, or travel grants
- Capital campaigns
Please direct any questions or requests for information to our Community Relations Department.