When the chance to produce a recycled wool version of our Clampdown shirtwith Faribault Woolen Mill Co. presented itself, we jumped at the chance. The wool used for the shirt is the same Faribault uses to make their Utility blankets (75% recycled wool with a touch of poly-nylon for durability). This wool is their most environmentally sustainable blanket, made from a combination of leftover virgin wool fiber and sewing scraps spun into recycled yarn. The unique look comes from all the different colored fibers. During over dye, the 25% polyester resists the dye, creating the distinctive specs and adding brightness to the fabric.
The shirt has denim accents using the same Japanese 7.5 oz. denim make our Topper shirt with and has dyed to match corozo buttons. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, California, this shirt is a true American classic.
More about Faribault Woolen Mill Co.: Faribault Woolen Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America. Fifth generation craftspeople take raw wool and create blankets, throws, scarves and accessories of remarkable comfort and quality. Irreplaceable century-old machinery stands side by side with modern technology in our "new" mill, which was built in 1892. Founded on the banks of the Cannon River in Faribault, MN, the Faribault Woolen Mill is a living testament to American craftsmanship. Founded in 1865, the year Lincoln died and the Civil War ended, Faribault woolens are renowned for their comfort and quality. From providing woolen blankets for pioneers heading west to comforting our troops through two world wars, our woolens are woven into American history.