As we all prepare for the new NWSL season, we are also excited to showcase a new level of partnership between the Rose City Riveters, the 107 Independent Supporters Trust and Portland Thorns FC. Starting with this weekend’s preseason tournament, fans and members will be able to purchase merchandise in a new Crosscut line, specifically designed by the Riveters to show our support of the club. The Crosscut line will continue to be a line that supports the community projects of the 107ist and Stand Together.
Over the last 6 seasons, we have developed a close relationship with the Thorns, both on and off the field, and through this new partnership we are able to use club imagery in designs that we would not normally have access to. This is a partnership and collaboration to help produce a unique collection for fans but also raise funds for the community.
The Crosscut Collection was born in 2015 as a collaboration between the 107ist and the Timbers, and now we are growing that relationship to include the Thorns. The agreement from 2015 will continue, wherein PTFC will donate a portion of the proceeds to Stand Together and the 107ist will use our proceeds to fund ongoing efforts to support soccer from the grassroots to the highest level. We are thrilled to expand our impact on the community through this partnership.
It’s important to note that we are still focused on making our own gear for supporters, and will have new merch throughout the 2019 season. We will be launching new gear at watch parties or at the Fanladen (1633 SW Alder) before home games, and we will be using our social media channels to keep you updated on what is dropping and where you can get it, so don’t worry. We’re not going anywhere.
Once again, we are stoked to be able to work with the Thorns on this project and we hope you enjoy the new Crosscut Collection. Keep an eye on the official Thorns social media channels for sneak peaks of the new items. You will be able to purchase them in the PTFC Team Store (currently on Burnside) and on https://www.shopthornsfc.com/. Once the stadium re-opens, you’ll be able to get the items in the Thorns Team Store.