THE ORIGINS OF AN ICON
The adventure started in 1830 when John Rich established his first wool factory on the banks of a small brook called the Plum Run in Pennsylvania.
In the first half of the 19th century Pennsylvania laborers needed warm clothing able to stand up to all weather conditions and ensure excellent comfort at the same time. By the middle of the century the Woolrich mills were producing fabrics and complete garments for all the laborers.
In 1972 Woolrich introduced the Arctic Parka for the workers in the Arctic Circle. Made for extreme conditions, it became indispensable for life in the wind, rain, snow, not to mention temperatures of - 30 degrees Celsius.
Today the Arctic Parka is not just reserved for extreme weather conditions, it can be seen on city sidewalks and out in the open air. Men, women and children around the world have adopted this icon as their own.
GORE-TEX: WHAT IS IT?
Gore-Tex is an external laminate bonded to an internal membrane. Their combined characteristics ensure garments are waterproof, windproof and breathable.
YYK - World's largest zipper manufacturer, founded in Tokyo in 1934.
Aquaguard - Polyurethane tape bonded to exterior of zipper to prevent water from entering through teeth.