Duckworth is proud to be the only source-verified, 100% Made-in-USA Merino wool clothing company.
We carefully manage every step of the process, from raw fiber to finished garment. Knowing wool is our business.
Starting at the Helle ranch in Dillon, Montana where every fleece is graded and selected for its end use, our Merino /wool then travels to the Carolinas, the traditional powerhouse of US textile production. 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.
Deep understanding of the manufacturing process allows us to find opportunities for innovation at many stages of development, resulting in breakthrough wool products and practices, such as our “Chlorine Free” shrink-resist process, ultralight Vapor Wool fabric and our Woolcloud insulation.
Although the US textile industry has been on the decline for decades, our Sheep to Shelf™ supply chain brings jobs back to small 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.
Read more about the benefits of Merino wool HERE.
A proprietary blend of fine micron Helle Rambouillet Merino wool and a mix of cellulose and Polyester, produces an ultra fast wicking and naturally cooling single jersey fabric. The cooling sensation is due to conductive Re-Vaporation which really kicks in during exercise.
Named after Maverick Mountain in Montana’s Beaverhead range, 100% single origin Helle Rambouillet Merino wool is grown a few miles away at the ranch. Ultra soft jersey fabric with all natural stretch, no added lycra or polymers, just pure natural wool grown in Montana and made in the USA. This versatile fabric can be worn year round to regulate and maintain core temperature in all conditions. The natural antimicrobial profile of wool means it needs less washing and will not stink.
First created in 1912 by JE Morgan (Long John Morgan) the waffle stitch traps dry air in huge air pockets against your skin creating a buffer that regulates your core comfort. For the first time Duckworth has re-invented this world famous knit in wool. 80% Helle Rambouillet Merino and 20% Polyester that is needed to maintain the unique waffle shape. Possibly the worlds lightest warmest fabric.
Comet mountain is another Beaverhead peak that rises proud from the valley floor. This hydro-ply fabric is a natural-technical mash-up. Combining a pure Helle Rambouillet outer (50%) and an ultra thin micro-fiber polyester inner-layer (50%). All the performance of fast wicking poly and absorbent wool. Perfect as a first layer in cooler conditions or worn solo as an alternative sweatshirt. This double layer sandwich wicks moisture off your skin into the absorbent wool second layer keeping you amazingly comfortable and warm. A favorite fabric of professional Outdoorsmen this hydro-ply combo is very durable and soft.
A wool engineered fleece with a stealthy wool outer matrix and a brushed soft liner for comfort, wicking and air trapping against the skin. Made from source-verified Helle Rambouillet merino wool grown in with a brushed Polyester interior.
Shockingly light and warm with a high breathability factor, wool fill holds its shape better than down and is completely renewable. By using thicker merino wool that is not normally found in fine next-to-skin garments, we are able to maximize the effectiveness of wool and direct shorter and higher micron fibers into the insulation.
Reinventing tradition is the objective of our knitwear collection. Starting with the best natural fibers – 100% pure Helle Rambouillet extra long staple wool we then spin a worsted yarn that is custom knit (like slow food, we take time to produce the best) into different gauges (number of stitches per inch) to achieve different fabric performance and looks. The end result is a blend of contemporary fit, fabric and performance coming out of one of the world’s oldest textile traditions.
Sweaters and Headgear each use a variety of knit techniques to achieve slightly different results. See each garment for details.