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WeatherWool Open House


STOP BY:  Saturday, 22 September, 2018, anytime after 2PM

    The best way for people to get to know us, and WeatherWool, is in person.

    So .... Please come to an Open House! ... Or visit by appointment, whenever works for you.

    We operate out of our home, and we expect Open House will become monthly as we grow.

    All the inventory, components, patterns, shipping, webwork ... everything that we do ourselves is done here.

    Given that we live so close to New York City, people from many places have added a visit to WeatherWool along with whatever else was bringing them to this area.

    We'll have food and drink on hand, and maybe an Advisor or two. Plus whatever else we can think of to make things interesting. Suggestions always welcome.

    Come by and see everything WeatherWool. If you can, please let us know you are coming, and if you have any food allergies or any type of special need. Our house is wheelchair accessible. We are 10 miles west of New York City, and about 10 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. We are close to several highways and the train stops only 600 yards away. 

    WeatherWool Headquarters
    144 Ralston Avenue
    South Orange, NJ  07079
    (Yellow house, American Flag, firewood, wheelchair ramp. Can't miss it!)

     OPEN HOUSE:  Saturday, 22 September, 2018, anytime after 2PM

    • Come by and check out some WeatherWool, learn about how we do things, try on some clothes.
    • Food and refreshments
    • Give us your own design ideas and feedback in person. Show us what you mean!
    • Our full inventory is available, plus there are always some prototypes, test pieces and some trade-ins around at great prices.
    • Products of Alex Outdoors (Base layers, Artisan Axes and more). Alex Outdoors is the business that ultimately gave rise to WeatherWool. At this point, Alex Outdoors is much more of a hobby than anything else, but it does still have some inventory of Woolpower, the only cold-weather base layers we recommend under WeatherWool. And the Axes? Well, we just love Axes and we'll probably continue to handle them because Axes are great.

    Some other things that might be happening, depending ...

    • WeatherWool Advisor Fisher Neal is, among other things, an outdoors instructor, and he is often on hand. Fisher teaches people hunting and Nature appreciation, and has both a website and Instagram presence
    • If there is interest in season, we can start the day early with some shooting or a squirrel or goose hunt at The Swamp, and, if successful, we can cook up our game. In any event, we will normally be able to have some true wild, local venison. Plus pizza, Chinese, etc.
    • Sugar Season (January-March)! Want to learn a little about maple syrup?  We can tap a tree and boil down some sap, depending upon the weather
    • Interested in Foraging Wild Foods?  David Alexander, Senior Naturalist at the Essex County Environmental Center, sometimes joins us. David has a great website and significant presence on Instagram.

    The next scheduled Open House is shown in the page heading. But actually, we are happy to meet with people at almost any time, by appointment. People come frequently, and we enjoy it ... don't hesitate to set something up with us ... give us a call and join us for lunch or dinner, or just come by one of the scheduled Open House Days.


    If you've been thinking about some WeatherWool ... to examine some, or try different sizes ... this is a perfect time.

    South Orange is supposedly America's First Suburb ... a planned community was a new idea in 1865 ... and so there is a little bit of interesting history. But mainly what that means is that South Orange is very easy to get to ... We are 10 miles West of Manhattan, 10 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and close to a bunch of roads and Amtrak and the NYC trains and buses.

    18 September 2018