VIDEO: Duckworth - American Wool

April 12, 2023 2 min read

VIDEO: Duckworth - American Wool



Graham Stewart: Wool is nature's natural high-tech fiber. In working around the world in the last 40 years, this is the most unique wool I've ever seen, in that it's got big curvature and crimp which makes fabrics like this without lycra without elastomers. The sheep that grow this wool live in a pristine environment. They forage for natural food, they drink clean water, they breathe clean air. We don't like to change that too much. The fabrics that we manufacture are made as naturally as possible 

John Helle: I'm John Helle. This is our sheep operation in the Sweetwater Basin. Being a part of Duckworth now we can tailor our management and our genetics and our sheep to produce the exact product that we need. By knowing what the finished product is gonna be or what it's going to look like or what it's gonna have to handle like, we can tailor our sheep to make that garment even more special.

Evan Helle: Having sheep is pretty labor-intensive because a lot of our summer range doesn't even have fences. And so sheep herders are up from sunup till sundown, and making sure the sheep are happy and have full bellies every day.

Rob Bernthal: This is a Duckworth loose legging made from our quatro waffle fabric. It has the largest amount of air trapping capabilities of any fabric in existence. It's probably the lightest warmest garment on earth. We wear wool every single day. We're skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, and fishermen. Its day-to-day use of wool every single way.

We're based in Bozeman, Montana. The climate of the Northern Rockies creates the environment for some of the best of all fibers on Earth. We then take those fibers and spin our own yarn, create custom knits and build our garments 100% in the United States.