UNIFORM | Duckworth


The first time I heard the phrase sheep-to-shelf was in conjunction with the new outdoor clothing base-layer brand Duckworth out of Bozeman, Montana. There's "assembled in the U.S.A.", there's "made in the U.S.A." and then there's Duckworth—"grown, spun, knit, and sewn in the USA." They're the only wool company with its entire supply chain inside the country. From a sheep ranch in Montana to a mill in South Carolina, you may think this company is old-fashioned for the sake of it, but Duckworth is not group of luddites, they are about innovation and new construction—their goal isn't a certain look or aesthetic, it's to simply create the lightest, warmest fabrics in existence. Consider me converted.


4 comments:

n said...

While I'm willing to believe they're the only wool clothing company doing this, there are some great yarn companies that are all-U.S.

It's great that non-knitters now have the option, too.

PoppyK said...

I'm super-imnpressed that they are able to do this and keep their prices reasonable. Icebreaker has similar styles (but I believe they manufacture in China) that are comparable - or higher in price. I love wool for cold weather running In Chicago and I'd be pleased to support a company that produces their products start to finish in the USA. Thanks for highlighting Duckworth!

CWS said...

So freakin awesome

Anonymous said...

There's another company that's pretty impressive from NC, I believe. It's called Appalatch.