Here is how American Trench describes our Fabric on their own website: "Every so often a new material appears out of the ether that shatters all expectations of what was even considered as possible. WeatherWool is such a fabric. It is a 100% woolen performance fabric born entirely of the United States, from the sheep, to the scouring, to the weaving, and finally the finishing. WeatherWool is so unique that it could become the United States' entry into an exclusive club: woolen outerwear fabrics that have come to define national heritage. Think Harris Tweed of Scotland, Casentino fabric of Italy, and the Loden fabric of Austria. Is it really that good? Yes. Hardcore outdoorsman (and women) use it in the USA and Canada and The Navy Seals and other special operations forces use it in Afghanistan. Why is it so good? WeatherWool is an extremely durable and breathable fabric that repels wind, rain, snow, and cold - without any additives or coatings and it drapes well and has a hand reminiscent of cashmere."
Our friends Jacob and David at American Trench used our MidWeight DRAB Fabric to make a traditionally-designed Navy Peacoat. They are hoping to offer the Peacoat in Fall of 2017. American Trench out of Philadelphia, offering American-made, very high-quality products.
I believe it was Jacob who characterized WeatherWool as a "Fabric company that also makes garments." That was a very apt characterization, given that our Fabric was a good three years in development. Coincidentally, it has also taken three years for this collaboration to mature ...
We were showing WeatherWool at The American Field Market in Brooklyn in 2014 when we met Jacob and David, and they were immediately thinking about making something with our Fabric. It took a while, but the debuted the American Trench WeatherWool Peacoat at the Liberty Show in New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center in summer of 2017. The Peacoat was very well received and generated a lot of enthusiasm. We are eager to see what happens next.
American Trench did an Instagram Post on the Peacoat, and they used this great line, among others ... WeatherWool Fabric “is crazy soft with almost a cashmere feel but wears like armor.”
28 November 2017