Nuna searches many hours attempting to find vintage woolen treasures from American made companies.
The Faribault Woolen Mill started as a small family-owned business in the 19th century and grew to become the largest and longest-surviving woolen mill in the state. In 1878 the company advertised as the "Faribault Woolen Mill" for the first time.
In 1917 the company was awarded a contract with the US Army for 100,000 blankets. This contract was a great success and led to growth in business during the 1920s. During the 1930s, the next generation of the Klemer family joined the company. Through the Great Depression years the company survived and even expanded. During WWII the mill manufactured army blankets.
Today, in a historic mill nestled along the Cannon River in Minnesota, a nearly 150-year-old story is still being woven. The Faribault Woolen Mill endures as one of the last vertical woolen mills in America.
Faribo Pack "A" Robe set: Stadium blanket packed as a zippered cushion. Blanket tag commemorates Faribo 5millon man safety award. Zippered cushion wool fabric and blanket are the same. Loveling restored. Perfect Vintage restoration.
Condition: Lovingly restore and hand laundered with special wool wash by Nuna Knits. Wool Pile is super smooth and even fabric. Blanket fringe has been restored and trimmed.
Trending: Fashion trends for outer wear.
Restoration process: 3.5 hours
Color: Fire engine reds, black and white
Blanket Size: 50X58
Carry Case: Brown casing material is brown vinyl with white vinyl piping. Brass Zipper pull works smoothly. Zippered case is perfect vintage condition.
Sheep Breed: Dorset and/or alike dual purposed sheep breeds. No Longer made in the USA.
Wool Fabric Pile: Compacted marled plaid that is super warm.
Durability: Perfect all types of fall and winter spectator games, chalet skiing and cuddling by a fire with a little wine or warm cider.