Sometimes opportunities come up - the door opens - and you need to drop everything and see it through. Last December, after 170 years, the longest-running woolen mill in the USA, the Woolrich Woolen Mill (of Woolrich, PA) closed. It's a tough read, but if you want to learn more, read this. We learned there were remaining rolls of wool fabric at the mill on clearance. We got in the car and drove 3 hours from Philadelphia to Woolrich to take a look. We found some cool stuff, including this stunning USA flag jacquard weave.
We acquired two rolls of fabric, enough to make ~48 blankets at an amazingly low price. The fabric is plush and soft. It makes a great couch throw or stadium blanket. Blankets of this size tend to retail for around $195. We are able to offer it for $122.50. This will make a very unique and special holiday gift.
There's one more aspect to this blanket that's worth mentioning - the chance to own a piece of US textile history. The mill was founded in 1830 by John Rich. It's closed now and it's not coming back, but this is a pretty special reminder of our woolen manufacturing history.
size: 60" by 70"
material: 18 oz wool, jacquard weave. Very plush, soft hand.