Wool Blog

A Whirlwind Week For Our Mill and Country

"Don't tell people about your problems because 90 percent don't care and the other 10 percent are glad you hurt." ~ Lou Holtz former Notre Dame Foo...

The Writing Is On The Wall

Starting back in the early 1900's the employees of the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill would write on the walls of the mills upstairs to keep track of when...

Commitment to Quality

“Commitment to quality.”A lot of companies say it but they but do they mean it? How long does it take to commit to quality? A year? Two years? Ten...

A Look Back in Time

The first ever weekly news magazine,Time,was published in March of 1923. Using the slogan "Take Time-It's Brief" the publication would go on to ha...

From Socks For Our Troops to Bedding For Your Family

In 1917 patriotic duty called when the U.S Government contracted with the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill to make 66,000 pairs of wool socks for the doughb...

Frankenmuth-The Beautiful Town We Call Home!

Over 70% of our 6000 plus Facebook followers are from out of our great state of Michigan. Many do not know about the beautiful community that we have been apart of for over 125 years....Frankenmuth! Get to know our town and neighbors better by watching this video. Thank you to the crew of Michigan's Best Day for including us in this great production!

 

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words How Much is a Video Worth?

Enjoy this PBS feature on our historic mill compliments of Destination Michigan...

It All Starts With The Wool!

Our process begins with our wool source. We searched from coast to coast to find ranchers that not only had the purest wool but enough of it to meet the ever growing demand for our wool bedding. We also wanted to be assured that the sheep that wear our wool are raised and shorn humanely and that the land they graze is...

Are you Ready for a Long Winter's Nap?

’Tis nearly Christmas. Are you ready for a long winter’s nap?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, too many of us aren’t. They estimate that 30 to 35% of adults suffer from brief symptoms of insomnia, 15-20% experience short term insomnia disorder 

Visions of Sugar Plums Since 1894

We are humbled and honored that so many families choose our bedding to give the gift of great sleep.  These “presents” of wooly goodness got us thinking about how Christmas gifts and traditions have changed since our mill first opened in 1894.

Christmas became a federal holiday in the United States a mere 24 years before the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill opened its doors.

When A Sign Is More Than A Sign

According to Webster a sign is: a display (such as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product.  As we designed new signs for our 124 year old Woolen Mill, we felt that Webster’s definition, while accurate,...