Crafting Legacy: Duckworth's Snowcrest Shirt Jacket - An Ode to American Manufacturing

November 02, 2023 3 min read

Crafting Legacy: Duckworth's Snowcrest Shirt Jacket - An Ode to American Manufacturing

In a world of fast fashion and disposable trends, Duckworth stands as a beacon of commitment to timeless quality and American craftsmanship. Our journey begins in the heart of Southwestern Montana, onthe Helle Ranch in Dillon to be exact. It is a special place where rugged landscapes and hard working, resilient people have inspired us to develop premium merino wool garments that are not only exceptional in quality but are a tribute to the rich heritage of American textile craftsmanship.

The Essence of Duckworth

At Duckworth, our core values are ingrained in the very fibers of our products. We are not merely an apparel brand; we arestewards of the land, embracing the resolute spirit of the Montana wilderness and the legacy of those who have toiled to make our dream a reality.

Our mission is clear, and our journey one of determination. We believe in creating garments that not only stand up to the rigors of ranch life, but also reflect the spirit of the persevering people for whom we design. Our focus squarely on partnering with the folks and families who are tirelessly working to preserve the heritage of our country's textile industry, dating back to the 1800s. We stand shoulder to shoulder, partners in our attempt to reinvigorate American Manufacturing.

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The story of Snowcrest has deep roots in Dillon, MT. Our Snowcrest fabric is named after the Snowcrest Mountain Range in the Beaverhead National Forest, where our sheep spend their summers grazing, producing some of the best, what we would argue is, the world’s best wool. These rugged landscapes, defined by their sweeping valleys and snow-covered peaks, serve as the backdrop for the Snowcrest Shirt Jacket and embody the indomitable American spirit.

Typically, our finest wool goes into our Vapor and Maverick fabric technologies which is ‘AAA’ wool coming in at approximately 18oz. The wool in our Snowcrest fabric is the best ‘A’ wool from our clip, a 710gsm 22oz 100% Merino wool. Our Snowcrest Shirt Jacket is not merely a piece of clothing; it's a masterpiece 4 years in the making. It represents the essence of American craftsmanship. From the very inception, we envisioned this as more than a jacket; it's an ode to the manufacturing legacy of the USA.

An Ode to American Manufacturing

Our commitment to home-soil craftsmanship is unwavering. The Snowcrest Shirt Jacket is a testament toAmerican manufacturing prowess. Crafted in collaboration with a series of American partners, each an expert in their craft, the Snowcrest Shirt Jacket is a symbol of tradition meeting innovation. A meeting of the old and the new, attestation to the artisanship that has evolved over centuries.

From the Helle ranch lands of Montana to the skilled hands of our American partners, the Snowcrest Shirt Jacket takes a journey that spans generations. The quality is undeniable, the stitching is meticulous, and the durability is unmatched. It's a reminder that when American hands join together, they can create something truly extraordinary.

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Preserving Our Heritage

Duckworth's commitment to the land and the people who make our journey possible extends beyond our products. We aim to be stewards of the lands on which we work and promoters of sustainable practices. Our rambouillet merino sheep graze on open pastures, and we take great care to minimize our environmental impact throughout our manufacturing process.

In the heart of Montana, we've found the perfect balance between tradition and sustainability, showcasing that the two can coexist harmoniously.

Our Snowcrest Shirt Jacket is more than just an article of clothing. It's a symbol of American tradition, a celebration of the rich heritage of our textile industry, and a love letter to the resolute American spirit. With every Snowcrest garment, you don't just wear a piece of premium merino wool; you carry a piece of American history with you.

At Duckworth, we remain true to our mission, embracing the land and our legacy. We stand as a reminder that in this fast-paced world, there are still those who value quality over quantity, craftsmanship over convenience, and heritage over trends. Our Snowcrest Shirt Jacket is the embodiment of those values, and we invite you to experience the difference that American craftsmanship makes.

We believe in quality that lasts, in the values that endure, and in the timeless legacy of American manufacturing.

Available in Black and Charcoal colorways in very limited quantities, purchase the Snowcrest Shirt Jacket and become a part of our journey towards premium American craftsmanship.