100% Montana-grown and 100% American-made, Duckworth is proud to be the world's only source-verified, single-origin Merino Wool clothing company.
Our dedicated team carefully manages every step of the process, from raw fiber to finished garment: Knowing Merino Wool is our business.
Starting at our ranch in Dillon, Montana where every single shorn wool fleece is graded and selected for its end use, our Merino Wool then travels to the Carolinas, the traditional powerhouse of U.S. textile production. There, the spinning, knitting, and dyeing is part science and part art, requiring specialized know-how, trusted partners, and the long-term vision of a fourth-generation ranching family from Montana.
Deep understanding of the manufacturing process allows us to find opportunities for innovation at every stage of development, resulting in breakthrough proprietary wool products and practices, such as our “Chlorine Free” shrink-resist process, ultralight Vapor Wool and Maverick fabrics, ultra-soft-yet-durable Powder fabric, and our WoolCloud insulation.
Although the U.S. textile industry has been on the decline for decades, with competitors seeking cheaper opportunities oversees, our Sheep to Shelf™ supply chain brings jobs back to small American communities, keeps technical knowledge close to home, and assures maximum life-cycle sustainability.
Duckworth guarantees total supply-chain responsibility, quality, and transparency from beginning to end. That's what Sheep to Shelf™ is all about. That's what 100% Montana-grown and 100% American-made guarantees.
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A proprietary blend of fine micron Duckworth Montana-grown Merino Wool and a mix of cellulose (modal, a recycled bamboo fiber) and recycled Polyester, Vapor Wool produces an ultra-fast-wicking and naturally cooling single jersey fabric. The cooling sensation is due to conductive "revaporation," which really kicks in during exercise.
Named after Maverick Mountain in Montana’s Beaverhead range (and the rule-defying outdoor athletes that rock these expedition-grade fabrics), Maverick and Maverick Peak are real-deal 100% Merino Wool baselayers - the epitome of Sheep to Shelf™. Both Maverick and Maverick Peak boast an ultra-soft jersey fabric with all natural stretch, (AKA no added lycra or polymers, just pure natural wool grown in Montana and made in the USA). Added bonus: The natural antimicrobial profile of Merino Wool means any Merino-based apparel needs less washing and will not stink.
First invented in 1912 by JE Morgan ("Long John" Morgan), the waffle knit traps dry air in huge air pockets against the skin, creating a buffer that regulated core comfort with unparalleled results. For the first time since its inception, Duckworth has re-imagined this world-famous knit using Merino Wool: we named it Polaris. We don't mean to brag, but Polaris is quite possibly the world's lightest, warmest fabric. Ever. Period.
Named after a jagged, rock-covered mountain in Montana's Beaverhead Range, Comet is for those heavyweight baselayer needs. Ultra-durable Comet boasts a natural-technical mash-up, combining a pure, 100% Montana-grown Merino wool outer layer and a recycled polyester inner layer. Why the combo? Polyester is hydrophobic, meaning it will wick sweat and moisture right off your skin and into the hydrophilic wool layer; wool chemically begins to get even warmer when introduced to water and water vapor.
Our Powder line, perfected in the high-altitude mountain ranges of Western Montana, is the pinnacle of cozy baselayer goodness. Featuring an engineered Merino Wool fleece composition and a brushed-soft liner for direct-to-skin comfort, Powder is the uncontested champion of trapping warm air against the skin while also wicking moisture from the skin.
Shockingly light and with a high breathability factor, WoolCloud's "wool batting" filling holds its warmth and shape better than any down (read: plucked bird feathers) or synthetic jacket filler, and is completely renewable to boot. By using thicker Merino Wool fibers that are not choice for fine, next-to-skin garments, we are able to maximize the effectiveness of course wool's incredible insulating properties without letting any of our shorn wool go to waste. A water- and wind-resistant exterior and lining make WoolCloud a must have for any foul weather conditions.