PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: FIRST LOOK: Ralph Lauren’s American-Made Team U.S.A. Winter Olympic Uniforms
The patchwork-quilt quality of the uniform extends to its creators. The fashion house commissioned more than 40 partners across the country to create the look. The 650 uniform sweaters alone required 6,250 pounds of wool from the Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon, from where it was spun in Pennsylvania, dyed in North Carolina, and knit by a husband-and-wife team in California.
Ralph Lauren commissioned more than 40 domestic partners to create the look.
“It is a privilege to be part of dressing Team U.S.A. during the Sochi Games,” David Lauren, executive vice president of advertising, marketing and corporate communications at Ralph Lauren, says in a statement. “It’s a proud moment to watch these premier athletes as they walk out representing our nation on a global stage in front of billions of people worldwide.”
Every piece of apparel is available for sale both online and at select brick-and-mortar stores. If you’re the wardrobe equivalent of Evel Knievel—YOLO, right?—the star-spangled cardigan retails for $598, while the hat is a more modest $95. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Olympic Committee, the organization responsible for funding Team U.S.A.