Woolrich and young innovative pack makers team up on Made in USA Collection
Woolrich, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2013 — Woolrich, the venerable outdoor brand has partnered with TOPO Designs, makers of functional gear carriers from Denver, CO, to create a collection of made in American bags and accessories that feature Woolrich wool.
The collaborative collection includes TOPO’s popular top loading Klettersack backpack, Duffle bag, and Dopp Kit. Each piece is made with wool from the Woolrich Woolen Mill, the nation’s oldest continually operating woolen mill, and features details such as natural leather tabs, bright contrasting zippers and color popping straps and cord loops.
“The collection looks really unique! Our friends at TOPO Designs and our creative team did a great job of integrating our company’s heritage into a collection of superiorly functional bags,” said Patrick Nebiolo, Woolrich Executive Vice President.
“Our packs are known for their vibrant colors and color blocking,” said Jedd Rose, Founder, Creative Director at Topo Designs. “Working with wool as a body material was new for us, and the texture and designs of the fabric brought a whole new look to the bags that we really proud of.”
Each piece in the collection is offered in a buffalo check mix color that features two colors of Woolrich’s famous buffalo check plaid laid in various directions for a visually stunning result.
The other colors in the collection pay tribute to other key elements of Woolrich’s storied history. During the Civil War Woolrich provided blankets to soldiers and the second model of the Klettersack has a design inspired by those blankets. The bag has a light grey body with a dark grey stripe that wraps around the lower third of the bag. MSRP: $249
For many years Woolrich supplied wool to the maker of the official US Navy pea coat and models of the collection’s Duffle and Dopp kit pay homage to that legacy with a solid pea coat navy color. MSRP: $189
For over a century hunters have relied on Woolrich to keep them warm and comfortable in the woods and at camp and hunt orange wool is used for the second Dopp kit MSRP: $29
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The Woolrich Woolen Mill, located at the company’s headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, is the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the United States, producing renown made in USA woolen fabrics sold to discerning brands worldwide. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.com.
About TOPO Designs
Topo Designs was founded in 2008, with the goal of creating high quality well designed outdoor gear that was made in the USA. With a focus on timeless style, and simple yet functional design, Topo Designs creates products that are at home on the trail, in town and everywhere in-between. The utilization of American manufacturing facilities not only gives Topo Designs the ability to oversee all aspects of the creation of their products but allows for involvement and investment in the local community. Find out more about Topo Designs at http://www.topodesigns.com