Founded in 2010 in Portland, Oregon, Thunderbolt Sportswear makes stylish, sustainable performance apparel in the U.S.A.
We’re a small group of industry veterans who believe there’s a better way, that your favorite clothes can do far more, waste far less, and still look great. We source the finest performance fabrics from the world’s best textile mills, and we produce our clothing in small runs close to home to ensure the highest quality and consistency. While other brands seek out the cheapest mass-produced fabrics and soulless factories, we choose to go in the opposite direction. We prize ultra-premium, sustainable fabrics and local, accountable manufacturing above all.
We know our customers because we are our customers. Our business is not driven by shareholders, outside investors, or a board of directors. We simply serve you, and we’re dedicated to exceeding your expectations with every single cut and stitch.
Why Thunderbolt? Beyond being the source of an ancient, iconic symbol, the thunderbolt is simply a powerful force of nature that equalizes the energy of the heavens and the earth. For us, it captures the idea of turning your dreams (heavens) into reality (earth)—in a flash. This is our goal in designing clothing that encourages everyday adventure, whether off-the-cuff or meticulously planned. Our customers don’t just sit in front of laptops daydreaming about singletrack runs, alpine rambles, and exotic travels; they make them happen, without hesitation. And that’s who we are and how we live, too. That’s Thunderbolt.