STAFFORD SPRINGS - Does your wardrobe consist of items from J. Crew, The North Face, Rag & Bone or Timberland? If you said yes to any of those brands, they are just a small list of customers American Woolen Company services with their Made in Connecticut goods, which was recently praised by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as his Murphy Monday Manufacturer.
In 2013, Jacob Harrison Long purchased the American Woolen Company, which was founded in Massachusetts in 1899 and was once the world’s largest wool manufacturer.
In 2014, Long relaunched the company out of the former Warren Corp. textile mill in Stafford Springs, which had been shut down since December 2013.
Today, the American Woolen Company manufacturers, designs, weaves, finishes and dyes American-made fabric for a list of customers that includes including the U.S. Navy, J. Crew, Hickey Freeman, United Arrows, Rag & Bone, Theory, Timberland, The North Face and Hart Schaffner Marx.
“The American Woolen Company has brought Connecticut manufacturing at the Warren Corp. textile mill back to life,” said Murphy. “CEO Jacob Harrison Long has a real vision for the company, and I’m grateful for his commitment to hiring Connecticut workers. I’m excited to see American Woolen grow as a Connecticut-based company.”
Long, owner and CEO of American Woolen Company, said, “Connecticut with its rich heritage in craft manufacturing is the optimal place to launch a consumer goods manufacturing operation. The New England mystique combined with Connecticut’s dedicated workforce complements our business aspirations. As I tell our clients, American Woolen is not Made in America, but Made in Connecticut.”