Gold Medal Quality! Faribault Woolen Mill Teams Up With The US Olympic Team
When you turn on the upcoming Olympics, February 4-20 in Beijing, you might want to keep your eyes open for some locally crafted blankets! The Faribault Woolen Mill teamed up with the US Olympic and Paralympic teams, to create unique Olympic designed blankets to celebrate Team USA.
The Faribault Woolen Mill crafted three distinct blankets for the occasion. There is a white-based, red, white, and blue blanket that has 'Team USA' in red weaved in the middle, a grey blanket base with red, white, and blue stripes towards the ends, with 'Team USA' weaved into the middle of the blanket, and finally, a grey blanket base with the Olympic ring colors weaved into the ends of the blanket with the US Olympic Team logo weaved into the middle.
The collaboration between Faribault-based Faribault Woolen Mill and Team USA is expected to include all Olympic and Paralympic Winter and Summer Games through the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.
"Since 1865, we have produced quality blankets for Americans by Americans, so we felt this partnership was a perfect fit," said Paul Grangaard, the CEO of Faribault Woolen Mill, in a statement. "Not only will we get to celebrate and support Team USA's awe-inspiring athletes, but we'll help LA28 welcome fans from around the world – and right here at home – in 2028."
The Faribault Woolen Mill has two other Minnesota retail locations outside of Faribault with the other two locations being in Minneapolis and Excelsior.
The Faribault Woolen Mill has been producing wool items for the world since 1892.