There is even the wool lined hooded parkers for explorers. These were worn during the 1930’s by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1939,1940 and in 1941. Some of their products date back to major wars. They manufacture wool blankets that were given to the soldiers during the Civil War. The blankets were given out to the soldiers and their basic survival could have been attributed to the heat that the blankets gave them.
Back then during the great depression when work dried up the company turned it’s Woolrich workers into wood workers keeping them busy building homes. It was a company town taking care of it’s company employees. It is truly a family business that dates back to great grandparents that have run the factory. There are two cousins there now that plan to carry on their families tradition running this empire of wool.
They plan to take their heritage and find new ways to bring it forward. They are now looking backwards to move forwards with fashion. They are branding the Woolrich name and having boutique shops and fashion runway shows. Getting trendy is the goal of the 2 new guys growing up in the family business hoping to take the company to new heights.
We need to keep our companies in business somehow in this country. Yes , the greedy business owners need to find the cheapest way to manufacture items and that is always in the direction to China, and Maylaysia and the Philippines for the cheapest labor. Having children or adults working 32 hour shifts for one dollar a day is not the answer either. Human life should not be exploited anywhere in the world. We need a better answer for all humanity.