history runs parallel to America's own history, alongside the endless train tracks that were built in Pennsylvania in the 19th century.
In 1830, John Rich established his first wool factory. Towards the end of the 19th century the demand for labor to build steam engines and rail cars demanded more workers, and the growing labour force needed clothing to keep them comfortable and well protected against harsh weather conditions. It was enough to make the wheels of commerce turn including the spinning wheels at John Rich's Woolen Mill.
With the diffused economic well-being of the 1960s , despite the general decline of most woollen factories, Woolrich’s growth was in full expansion. Evolution has been the key to Woolrich’s success: rather than relying solely on its past, Woolrich has been able to actively scour new markets. Shop the Autumn/Winter '14 collection in store and online now.