The energy and excitement are roaring throughout Denver this week as exhibitors, vendors, clients, and spectators are making their way to the Colorado Convention Center for Outdoor Retailer‘s Outdoor + Snow Show.
This is the first time Button & Zipper gets to show up and participate in the annual season’s Snow Show. We are kicking off our experience with a great presence, thanks to our nonprofit partner, Camber Outdoors. We are hosting a coat drive and we’ll be collecting adult and youth coats at their yellow StoryBus, located outside The Colorado Convention Center by the main entrance (no ORSS badge required). All donations will go to those in need throughout Colorado.
The Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market was my first time personally attending their gathering and I knew, right away, this was the place to be at to support Button & Zipper’s growth. I remember walking around the convention floors in amazement as I introduced myself to exhibitors and received information from the panel discussions that were happening. I was in complete discovery mode for three days trying to take in as much as I could.
For the Snow + Snow Show, Button & Zipper is committed to engaging with existing and future partners, becoming a trusted nonprofit coat drive resource for the outdoor space, outerwear manufacturers, retailers, and community as a whole. Our growth strategy includes increasing our organizational capacity, developing upcycle sustainability initiatives within our organization, operations, and the environment, creating upskill programs to support job training and workplace development opportunities and working closely with our recipient organization partners to maximize the dignity and positive impact for the individuals and families we serve.
My Outdoor + Snow Show requests for the community is to support Button & Zipper’s coat drive by donating coats and jackets, previously used products from industry manufacturers and retailers, drive the conversation of post-consumer products upcycling and most importantly network to understand how we can create an impact in the world.
About Button & Zipper:
Founded in 2013, Button & Zipper is a coat drive serving low-income individuals and families throughout the Denver Metro and Chicagoland area. They partner with community leaders and organizations to collect, sort and distribute warmth to those in need of coats and jackets through the fall and winter months. Since their inception, they have distributed nearly 30,000 used and new coats! Please visit www.ButtonAndZipper.com to learn more about how you can support their serving efforts.
About Camber Outdoors:
Founded in 1996, Camber Outdoors is a national nonprofit supporting workplace inclusion, equity, and diversity across the active-outdoors industries. We are your partner for building equitable systems, a strong network of talent and inclusive leadership practices to inspire workplaces truly for everyone. Envisioning a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors”, our 7,500+ individual and corporate members are dedicated to supporting workplace inclusion, equity, and diversity through participation in monthly themed learning activities and programs.
About Outdoor Retailer:
Outdoor Retailer is the world’s leading business-to-business outdoor sports show where industry brands, retailers, reps, designers, suppliers, and leaders gather. Outdoor + Snow Show is where the outdoor and snow industries come together, creating an unprecedented opportunity to reach influential buyers across all product segments.