Hi I’m Kim, the Founder and Creative behind Rugged Thread. Every year thousands of tents, jackets, sleeping bags, backpacks and outdoor adventure gear are discarded or tossed into a closet because of lack of knowledge or access to repair and replace broken zippers and rips. Manufacturers replace items rather than repair.
Rugged Thread is passionate to develop new technology and relations with manufacturers to repair instead of replace and to educate outdoor adventurers and weekend warriors that clothing and gear are repairable.
We specialize in technical sewing, repair, alteration and tailoring of outdoor adventure clothing and gear including snow sports, cycling, camping, river and hunting clothing and gear. We work on campers, boats and RV canvas, sails, kites and much more.
Find out for yourself why REI, Patagonia, Mountain Supply, Pine Mountain Sports, Giant Loop Moto and Gear Peddler in Bend refer their clients to Rugged Thread.
Got a broken zipper? F it! We replace, retrofit and upgrade all kinds of zippers including outerwear jackets and pants, down jackets, life vests, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and even camper trailers and awnings.
Let’s get started!
Text/Phone: 541-306-8727 for zipper, repair & tailoring questions.