WWD"> clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Heritage Label Woolrich Bringing Manufacturing Back to PA

Image credit: <a href="http://www.wwd.com/menswear-news/sportswear/woolrich-to-add-made-in-usa-line-for-fall-6925103">WWD</a>
Image credit: WWD

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The outdoor clothing company Woolrich is returning to its Pennsylvania roots by upping the production of its Woolrich, PA woolen mill—the oldest continually running mill in America (located about 110 miles west of Scranton).

As part of the company's renewed commitment to domestic manufacturing, Woolrich president Nick Brayton promises to increase the yardage of wool produced in the woolen mill by 50% in 2013. A USA-made men's collection debuting this fall at Nordstrom will assist the company in reaching Brayton's goal; the collection will be made with wool from the company's factory and will be produced by domestic manufacturers here in Philadelphia and in New York. Expect coats, vests, shirt jacs, blankets, and accessories in the label's iconic buffalo check.
· Woolrich to Add Made-in-USA Line for Fall [WWD]
· An open letter from Woolrich, Inc. President Nick Brayton [Woolrich Blog]
· Woolrich [Official Site]