Nestled in rural Pennsylvania, the Woolrich woolen mills have been pumping out quality woolen goods since the early nineteenth century, making the brand the oldest continous manufacturer of outdoor clothing in the United States. In the early s, John Rich — the son of a wool weaver — migrated to America from Liverpool, England. After initially settling in Philadelphia, Rich moved to the more rural, central sector of Pennsylvania, using his knowledge of the wool industry to rent and operate a small woolen mill in Mill Hall, PA. After saving adequate funds, Rich relocated again, this time to the nearby rural micro-community of Plum Run, where he joined his business partner Daniel McCormick to build his first woolen mill and founded the Woolrich brand in
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Photo via rowellphoto. The beaver pelts were shipped to Europe to meet the demand for beaver fur top hats. Native Americans prized the blankets because of their ability to hold heat even when wet. Because they were easier to sew than bison or deer skins, Point blankets were made into hooded coats called capotes by both Native Americans and French Canadian voyagers and were perfectly suited to the cold Canadian winters. To this day, clothing manufactures are still making coats and jackets from, and inspired by, these awesome blankets. Even Jamie has a toggle sweater from Rugby that he wore to meet the Young House Lovers a few months ago. The stripe colors were chosen simply because they were easily produced at the time with colorfast dyes.
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Skip to content. Facebook page opens in new window Instagram page opens in new window YouTube page opens in new window. You are here:. Dating woolrich coats The past century. Uline stocks yellow label with made in breast pockets, it is synonymous with made in america.
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