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At the start it isn’t much to look at. Just a heap of raw fiber. But as it moves through the mill it is transformed into a luxurious piece of fabric.
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."
A camel hair coat is iconic. It's one of those investment pieces that spans generations, lifestyles and geographies, While originally popularized in Great Britain, it became quintessentially American as the United States entered an era of unprecedented prosperity post WWII.
When I was in high school I joined a home economics sewing class as a way to meet girls. By my senior year I was sewing prom dresses.
American Woolen’s seasonal fabric collections are inspired by the landscapes that form the essence of the American identity. More than a celebration of geographic diversity, American Woolen...
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.
The sample machine stops suddenly, but the job isn't done. He knows the cause immediately. A broken string. With a quick glance he sees the pattern and knows where the break happened.
Hudson is one of those places that one finds accidentally and then keeps as a secret for a very long time. Hudson is a tiny, almost a one-street city in Upstate New York, some two and a half hours of a largely scenic drive from Manhattan.
We at American Woolen Company love working with companies that have a passion for investing in their communities. Alchemy Detroit is passion personified, and recently we were lucky enough to sit down with Founder and President, Shelley L. Van Riper.