faribault woolen mill closed in 2009, especially since it was only a day trip away and i'd never visited. but they've reopened this fall and are now one of the only fully integrated, working woolen mills in north america. since 1865 the faribault woolen mill played a part in history, producing half the wool blankets in the united states (along with being the oldest manufacturing entity in minnesota). ellen showed me a trapper scarf in person today and i quite literally gasped. quality craftsmanship, indeed! i'm adding the lodge stripe throw to my christmas list this year. i feel like the world is a better place now that they're back in business (and doing it right).
plus, for each blanket purchased in december faribault woolen mill will donate a blanket to twin cities shelters.