One of his father's friends noticed him watching as he worked the card machine.
"Would you like to learn?", he asked. "You show up here, and work hard, and I'll teach you everything I know."
America's yarn making industry was once counted in the millions. During the first half of the 20th century, not only were there millions of operating wool, cotton and synthetic yarn spindles throughout the country, but millions of Americans were employed in the yarn making industry.
Recently a former customer came to tour the mill, and they were curious if anyone would remember them. They stepped onto the floor and gave their name.
We at American Woolen love working with designers. We're in awe of the amazing things they create with our product, and recently we were fortunate enough to sit down with Creative Director and Co-Founder or HVRMINN Minn.
When a customer has an idea or an inspirational fabric swatch, a handloom can give them a concrete visual example of their ideas. The handloom is more efficient and requires a shorter lead time than producing sample yardage in production. So the customer benefits by seeing confirmation of their design and colors prior to placing a production order.
In a recent article discussing the release of Burberry's challenging financial results, Bloomberg reported some striking news. In addition to strategic changes taking place within the world of Burberry to combat stagnant revenue growth, Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Baily, unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing and weaving facility in Leeds, England to produce the label’s signature trench coats. Burberry follows other European luxury retailers, including LVMH and Prada who are investing in dedicated manufacturing capacity in the face of soft trading conditions.
Menswear retailer, Bonobos, has launched The American Suit collection featuring American Woolen Company's 100% wool charcoal grey pinstripe and grey houndstooth fabrics milled in Stafford Springs, CT.
American Woolen Company is proud to announce we have been selected as FINALIST for the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Award in Design.
Visit our page for more information. Public voting begins September 21st for the Audience Choice Award.
Each year, Martha and the editors at Martha Stewart Living honor makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. These makers are recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality products and building successful business and communities.
J. Crew has announced its signature Ludlow suit in American Woolen Company's fabric, crafted by master tailor, Martin Greenfield, in Brooklyn, NY.
We are proud and exciting to see our Made in Connecticut wool fabrics "on the rack" at J. Crew men's suit store and online. The ties are made in NY, making them a 100% Made in America product which makes us especially proud.