In 1937, the Boyle family escaped Nazi Germany, moved to Portland, Oregon and purchased a small hat manufacturer, renaming it the Columbia Hat Company. Columbia has since provided gear for skiers, snowboarders, hikers and everyone else who sees a challenge in the great outdoors. Naturally, the brand is best known for its jackets and coats. In 2018, Columbia collaborated with Kith on a capsule collection.

Who owns Columbia?
Columbia is owned by a parent organization called Columbia Sportswear Company.

Where is Columbia made?
The bulk of Columbia’s goods are made in China and Vietnam.

Who started Columbia?
Columbia was started by the Boyle family.

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