Chums has a long and storied history on the water. In 1983 Chums inventor Mike Taggett was tired of watching his customer lose their sunglasses to the bottom of the Colorado River. This is where the idea for the Original Cotton Chums was born. Living in the back of a VW van is a $60 sewing machine Taggett started producing the first round of Chums.
In 2002 Chuck Ferries purchased Chums in partnership with his son and son-in-law. For the past 18 years the Ferries family has continued to push innovation through product development, instilled a commitment to American-made manufacturing (out of the company’s Hurricane, UT manufacturing facility), and embedded an unwavering passion for unbeatable customer service, helping Chums became the global brand we know and love today.