Wool Blankets by Faribault Woolen Mills

Bundle up with beauty.

Faribault_IngeoIn 2011 the Faribault Woolen Mill situated on the banks of the Canon River in the Minnesota countryside re-opened its doors with the tagline “The Revival of American Excellence”. That over 100 year excellence of making the finest woolen goods had seen blankets in westward bound pioneer wagons and on the backs of soldiers until the poorly managed plant closed in 2009 for a short spell. Two local investors got it back on its feet shortly after and now the mill is crafting blankets and throws by workers that have spent their lives in the community working there.

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Wool is a biodegradable and renewable fiber that has strong weather resistant characteristics. Faribault selects high quality fleeces from both domestic and non-domestic animals and uses a long standing multi-step process to create strong yarns. Faribault has also begun to incorporate a revolutionary fiber called Ingeo into its blends. Ingeo is a fiber made from corn that is completely hypo-allergenic, renewable, and minimizes the use of pesticides, water, and petroleum. Ingeo is produced from corn that is harvested in Blair, NE.

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Most recently teaming up with a modern day version of a general store, Old Faithful Shop, Faribault has created the “Foot Soldier” blanket which comes in a few limited edition colors and is a perfect blend between modern style and craftsmanship.

Faribault has also opened its very own boutique inside of the mill. Products are of course also available at their e-shop and even at J.C. Penny.

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