This grey throw is constructed of wool and nylon for a soft and
comfortable feel. A black stripe completes the look.Mainstreet Bio:
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- Materials: 80-percent recylcled wool/ 20-percent nylon, 20
ounces per yard
- Dimensions: 60 inches wide x 84 inches long
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- Type: Luxury
- Material: Wool
- Style: Classic
- Pattern: Solid Color, Stripe
- Care Instruction: Dry Clean
- Exact Color: Grey
- Color: Grey
Woolrich has been synonymous with quality outdoor
clothing, blankets and throws for over 180 years. The company
got its start in 1830 when John Rich, an immigrant from
England, built his first woolen mill in Plum Run, Pennsylvania.
Rich would visit the lumber camps that dotted the area and sell
his woolen fabric, socks , coverlets, and yarn from a mule
cart. By 1845, he built a new mill a couple of miles up the
road next to Chatham Run, which provided a steadier source of
water. That building exists today as part of the group of
buildings, homes, and community establishments that have become
Woolrich, Pennsylvania. Rich could certainly not have imagined
that his little woolen mill (created not long after the
Revolutionary War) would go on to experience the Civil War, the
Great Depression, two world wars, and the end of the Cold War.
It would witness the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in
America, the amazing growth of American cities, and the
telecommunications revolution. Legend has it that Woolrich was
the first company to use a zipper in men's trousers.
Technological developments, new production methods, and
changing American lifestyles led to new products for all types
of outdoor activities--all-wool bathing suits and wool
knickers joined red coats for hunters and trappers. As
America took to the roads in the early 1930's, Woolrich added
automobile robes and steamer rugs for the more mobile society.
Woolrich was contracted by the government to outfit Admiral
Byrd's expedition to Antarctica in 1939, 1940, and 1941.
Eventually, the introduction of new high-tech materials allowed
Woolrich to enhance the performance of its outdoor wear,
meeting the needs of a new generation of enthusiasts.
Traditional fabrics like wool and cotton teamed up with
man-made fibers to create clothing that our customers could
rely on for everything from a backpacking trip to a leisurely
stroll. Today the little village of Woolrich is still
headquarters for the company, but the business has grown to a
worldwide lifestyle company.The company that provided blankets
to the Union soldiers in the Civil War today keeps folks warm
under its wonderful throws as they cuddle up by the fireplace.
What has not changed in all those years is Woolrich's
commitment to quality. Civil War blankets were made by Woolrich
and supplied to troops from 1861 to 1865. Today, historical
groups and movie studios purchase bolts of Woolrich fabric to
create authentic uniforms and blankets for re-enactments. Woven
in the same Woolrich Mill that created the originals, these
Civil War blankets are a unique chance to own and enjoy a piece
of American history. They boast selvage sides and over-seamed
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