Hi, my name is Kim, I started in this business at the age of 20 when I dropped out of college to ski.
Already having the passion for fashion and skill of sewing, I landed a great job at the Little Cottonwood Tailor Shop at Snowbird, Utah.
Besides skiing every day, I was trained in the classical art of tailoring with a ski resort twist!
Since then, I’ve worked freelance in the outerwear industry, in-house for one of Utah’s local outerwear brands, Tsunami, and built and operated a successful retail, repair and custom ski clothing facility, Wasatch Design, at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah.
In all, I’ve spent over 10,000 hours learning from the ground up- repairing, tailoring, sourcing, developing and field-testing outerwear, merchandising and manufacturing.
Our family has been living in Bend since 2005. I opened Rugged Thread in 2011 to bring a practical service to the active outdoor community and fulfill my passion as an artist, artisan, engineer and develop my business savvy.
I’m an outdoor enthusiast and I understand the alchemy between fashion, fit, technology and function.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy geeking out on textiles, equipment, machines, tools, and collaborating with other talent to beautifully get the job done.
I enjoy meeting and helping people and working and playing in the outdoors—I am so lucky to love what I do and I can’t wait to meet YOU!
Let’s get repairin’!
To best serve you, please schedule repairs, alterations & drop-off/pick-ups.
Simply text or call Kim: 541-306-8727.
Scheduled drop-off/pick-ups can be made at your convenience 7 days per week from 8am-6pm.
Open Studio Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 10am – 2:00pm.