WHO WE ARE

Every day we come together with a vision that we can collectively do better. Experience and innovation. Design and detail. Old school and new school. Track record meets trend savvy. We’re proof that there’s no limit to the power of hustle, inventiveness, talent and teamwork.

OUR BRANDS

TASTEFUL INGENUITY

Chef’n Founder David Holcomb launched his first invention in 1982 on the principle that kitchen products could be smarter, easier, and a lot of fun. Since then, the company has been moving in fast forward with a passion for innovation in our products, our operations, and our people. The entrepreneurial spirit David instilled in the Seattle-based company has fueled creativity in both the design and business arenas. Chef’n remains on the cutting edge of innovation and has won numerous design and best-companies-to-work-for awards.

EVERYDAY ENTERTAINING

Founded in 1983, Rabbit is the leading wine and barware brand in the United States. In 2017, RBT and Mako were added to the Rabbit family to appeal to an expanding customer base. Rabbit is committed to a broadening portfolio of differentiated products through constant new product development. Rabbit creates well designed and functional wine, beer and bar tools for everyday entertaining. A core pillar of our design is to bring people together. Our products aim to help you open wine faster, chill whiskey longer, and keep beer fresher, so you can spend more time enjoying.

TRUSTED SINCE 1851

For over 160 years, Taylor’s motto “Accuracy First” coined by founder George Taylor, has served as the backbone for our industry-leading reputation for best in class quality and performance. Today, Taylor is home to a market leading product portfolio across the kitchen measurement, bath scales, and weather instrument categories. Taylor’s innovative solutions, responsiveness, quality and reliability, coupled with a host of category management solutions, provides retailers with a turn key solution and valued partner.

BY THE NUMBERS

600+
PATENTS
160
EMPLOYEES
3000+
PRODUCTS
11
BRANDS
166
TAYLOR'S AGE
4
JOB OPENINGS

BUSINESS

While the oldest brand in the Filament family, Taylor, traces history back to 1851, the reality is, we’re just getting started. In fact, the year was 2012. In the past five years, we’ve created a company around best-in-class design, engineering, operations, and marketing that enables us to deliver a portfolio of highly differentiated consumer brands. The newly formed parent company, Filament Brands, is an embodiment of our mission statement and emphasizes the strong creative and professional talents that our company possesses. Our success leverages a history of relentless customer focus and challenger mindset to redefine our future.

COMPANY MILESTONES

  • ACQUISITION

    2012

    TAYLOR PRECISION PRODUCTS ACQUIRED | EST. 1851
  • NEWS

    2012

    Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
     
  • ACQUISITION

    2013

    EATSMART ACQUIRED | EST. 1990
    METROKANE/RABBIT ACQUIRED | EST. 1983 
  • POP CULTURE

    2013

    Twitter goes public on September 12th and shares were initially sold for $26.00, today they are at $60.28 (Jan 29. 2014)
     
  • ACQUISITION

    2014

    CHEF’N CORP ACQUIRED | EST. 1982 
  • POP CULTURE

    2015

    Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
     
  • POP CULTURE

    2016

    “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” BREAKS NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE RECORD, PASSING THE $760.5M TAKEN BY “AVATAR” 
  • CORPORATE REBRAND

    2017

    NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY & NAME | FILAMENT BRANDS

CORE COMPETENCIES

DESIGN + PRODUCTION

+ Best in class design and engineering
+ Substantial, talented in-house product development

INNOVATION

+ Leader in innovation and champion of stylish, functional, products to meet consumers needs
+ Conduit for external inventors and designers to commercialize, win, and retain retail sales distribution

OPERATIONS + LOGISTICS

+ Highly efficient, low cost supply chain capability
+ Global ability to bring products to market

SALES + DISTRIBUTION

+ Focus on brand building and direct to consumer marketing
+ Industry leading online and commerce capabilities
+ Proven capability for developing both trade and direct to consumer marketing programs to build sustainable brands and product categories

COMMUNITY

At Filament Brands, we support the communities where we live and work. We’ve held food drives, planted vegetable gardens, coordinated holiday gift giving programs, and served meals to our community. We are always looking for more opportunities to serve—for product donation requests or community service opportunities, please reach out to us at give@filamentbrands.com.

SEATTLE, WA

Our corporate office and innovation center for Chef’n and Rabbit brands—we love coffee, the Seahawks, and designing products you didn’t realize you needed.

OAK BROOK, IL

Home to the Taylor, Salter, and EatSmart brands, we like accuracy...as in measurement devices are our thing. We like to make things happen here and we’re loyal to the Blackhawks at every step of the way.

LAS CRUCES, NM

You will find us in the midst of pecan trees, green chiles, white sands and desert air providing top notch customer service, logistics, and warehousing to the entire Filament Brands family.