Gallery: Woolrich Pledges to Increase Its Stake in American Manufacturing

Woolrich Woolen Mill, Woolrich, Pennsylvania, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, made in the U.S.A., Nicholas P. Brayton, Salt Lake City, Utah

Woolrich wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to United States. In an open letter issued at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City on Friday, Woolrich president Nicholas P. Brayton pledged to revive Pennsylvania’s dormant garment industry by increasing the 183-year-old company’s American-made offerings. Although Woolrich operates the country’s oldest continually running textile mill, Brayton admits that it’s made the “same difficult choice” to outsource production in order to remain competitive. “In today’s world, the hard reality is that making things here is hard to do,” he wrote. “But like our customers who embrace adventure every day, Woolrich is preparing to tackle a new challenge…bringing manufacturing back to Pennsylvania, one step at a time.”

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