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Faribault

Wool Blankets & Throws

American History

These heirloom quality, 100% pure wool blankets are stain-, wrinkle-, and water-resistant—and Made in the USA. And they’re made to last for years and years.

For five generations, the Faribault Mill has spun together a tight knit community of craftspeople that take the raw wool and transform it into high quality blankets.

This Minnesotan mill been around for over 150 years—using some of the same techniques and machinery that
made 250,000 blankets for soldiers during WWII.

The wool they use has active properties that react and adapt to changes in your body temperature. It warms you up if you’re cold and releases heat and moisture when you’re hot.

Propelled by a legacy of careful craftsmanship, Faribault blankets will be keeping your family warm for years to come.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bill
    Bill

    Hello everyone! We’re proud to introduce Faribault Woolen Mill to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Jeri
    Jeri
    9/16/2016 11:26 AM

    My dad was a WWII and Korean War Veteran. I remember that dark green blanket so well. It was scratchy but the warmest thing ever. My dad died in 2008 and he still had the blanket. I'm going to order a blanket. I'll think of my dad every time I use it.

    Thanks for jogging this memory.

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 11:49 AM

    @Jeri

    Thanks for the kind words. My dad had one as well and loved it.

    We hope that you will enjoy yours as well.

    Bill

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/16/2016 11:27 AM

    I'd love to have a large blanket, but not in white! Where can a find a useful blanket in darker colors that won't show the dirt?

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 11:51 AM

    @Barbara

    Barbara these are offered in other colors. If you search a little more you can see the grey and green. Let us know if you need more help.

    Bill

  • Luis
    Luis
    9/16/2016 11:34 AM

    Hi, I was a U. S. Marine from '69 thru '73 and the U.S. Blankets we were issued were of extreme quality and durability. I had no idea where they came from or who made them. So now I know and I want to thank you all for taking the time and skills to provide a great comfort to all of us Veterans from my fathers time in North Korea above the 38th Parallel, all my Uncles in the South Pacific during WW II and us of the Vietnam war. Thank You. Semper Fi !

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 11:55 AM

    @Luis -- thanks for the kind comments and sharing the memories.

    We think that all these stories are great and appreciate you sharing with us.

    Many thanks. Since I was in the Army, I never really used the Semper Fi, but understand it and appreciate what it means.

    Have a great day,

    Bill

  • John
    John
    9/16/2016 11:39 AM

    For five generations, the Faribault Mill has spun together a tight knight community of craftspeople that take the raw wool and transform it into high quality blankets.

    Have someone edit your copy. I think you wanted a tight "knit" community...

    I always wanted one of these, will order soon.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/16/2016 11:41 AM

    Right you are, John. Good catch. We got it taken care of. Enjoy!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    9/16/2016 11:54 AM

    What are the sizes of each of these blankets?

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 12:14 PM

    @Lisa

    Lisa, the dimensions are as follows:

    Ashby twill, weekender = 50"x72"

    Buffalo check = 50"x60"

    Foot Soldier = 66"x90"

    Hope this helps.

    Have a great day.

    Bill

  • Samuel
    Samuel
    9/16/2016 4:22 PM

    @Bill

    What size is the Weekender?

    Sam

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/16/2016 4:46 PM

    Hi Samuel, it is 50" x 72" x 0.25".

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    9/16/2016 1:22 PM

    Do they feel "scratchy" or is it a soft wool? Meaning, would you want it right on your skin or prefer something between?

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    9/16/2016 1:32 PM

    Same question here!

    @Lisa

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 1:38 PM

    @Lisa

    Lisa, the Ashby Twill and The Weekender styles are made with merino wool which is a bit "softer". The other styles are a heavier wool that some people consider "scratchy".

    I use my Ashby twill to warm me up on those cooler evenings and just "throw" it over my jeans and it is perfect.

    Hope this helps.

    Bill

  • Robert
    Robert
    9/16/2016 3:11 PM

    If you make it with USMC; I'll buy one.

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    9/16/2016 3:25 PM

    @Robert

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately this is not one of our offerings, however I will pass on your comments to Faribault Woolen Mill Co....

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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