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Woolrich Woolen Mills

In the 1820's John Rich made his way traveling from logging camp to logging camp selling fabrics, socks, coverlets and yarn from the back of a mule cart. This was a time when the western frontier was largely undiscovered and the eastern states were beginning to settle. John Rich was only 25 when his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania was constructed. Within five years, the mill expanded and it was moved to what is known today as , PA.

Clothing was made to accommodate the trades of a forging nation in form of utility, function and protection from the elements and environment. From this rather modest beginning, Woolrich grew and developed more sophisticated products with new production methods. By the early 1900's, Woolrich clothing had become legendary for its durable, rugged style and exceptional quality. Legend has it that Woolrich was the first company to use zippers in men's trousers.

Wool from the Woolrich mill kept army troops warm during the Civil War. Woolrich outfitted the 1939 Admiral Byrd Expedition to Antarctica. During World War II, Woolrich outfitted U.S. civilian war workers in cold climates. In the 60's, the popularity of Woolrich clothing boomed on college campuses. The company expanded into four-season apparel, embracing cotton sportswear and outerwear in new product lines as well as enhancing the performance of wool. In the 70's, several Himalayan mountaineering expeditions utilized Woolrich gear in extreme conditions.

Function, comfort and durability are incorporated into each garment, creating versatile apparel to be worn for countless activities. As the Original Outdoor Clothing Company, Woolrich has survived because of their commitment to be solely customer focused, never selling out to the "disposable" trends of today's fashion. 

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Woolrich%20Woolen%20Mills - Gettysburg Blanket

Gettysburg Blanket

Civil War
Woolrich supplied Civil War troops with blankets from 1851-1865. Today one can own a blanket made in the same Woolrich Woolen Mill as the originals.
80% Reprocessed Wool / 20% Nylon
Made in the USA

Price: $115.00

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Woolrich%20Woolen%20Mills - Cavalry Blanket

Cavalry Blanket

Civil War
Woolrich supplied Civil War troops with blankets from 1851-1865. Today one can own a blanket made in the same Woolrich Woolen Mill as the originals.
85% Wool / 15% Nylon
Made in the USA

Price: $145.00

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Woolrich%20Woolen%20Mills - Fort Sumter Blanket

Fort Sumter Blanket

Civil War
Woolrich supplied Civil War troops with blankets from 1851-1865. Today one can own a blanket made in the same Woolrich Woolen Mill as the originals.
85% Wool / 15% Nylon
Made in the USA

Price: $140.00

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Woolrich%20Woolen%20Mills - Artillery Blanket

Artillery Blanket

Civil War
Woolrich supplied Civil War troops with blankets from 1851-1865. Today one can own a blanket made in the same Woolrich Woolen Mill as the originals.
85% Wool / 15% Nylon
Made in the USA

Price: $165.00

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Woolrich%20Woolen%20Mills - Freedom Throw

Freedom Throw

Spun, dyed and woven in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. Crafted entirely in the USA.
Heritage, history and patriotism are woven into this splendid blanket that pays tribute to the Stars and Stripes. Woolrich will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Freedom Throw sold to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization which provides veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, combat stress, or who have been injured in the line of duty with beneficial programs and a network of support form like service members.
84% Wool/16% Nylon

Price: $149.00

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