Take action to get toxic 'forever chemicals' out of outdoor gear

Columbia Sportswear CEO Timothy Boyle:

PFAS chemicals (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) pose a threat to our environment and our health at just about every step from their production to their use in clothing and outdoor gear. But in a recent survey of various clothing and outdoor gear brands, Columbia Sportswear received an "F" for its efforts to phase out the use of all PFAS in its operations and supply chain.

As one of the biggest and most popular outdoor apparel stores in the country, a strong commitment from Columbia Sportswear to stop using all PFAS would set the stage for other brands to follow suit. I urge you to commit Columbia Sportswear to phasing out the use of all PFAS in its products by 2024.