New England Snapshot
2:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Bucking Trend Of Industry Decline, American Woolen Company Relaunches In Connecticut

The main offices of the American Woolen Company in Stafford Springs.
Credit J Holt for WNPR

The slow death of the textile industry in the U.S. was underscored last December by the closure of the last operating mill in Connecticut, the historic Warren Mills in Stafford Springs. That same mill is celebrating its re-opening under new owners. 

How does the American Woolen Company expect to buck the trend?

In early 2013, investment banker Jacob Harrison Long bought the American Woolen Company. Once one of the nation’s most recognized textile companies, when Long arrived, it was little more than a trademark.

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12:28 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Green Friendly "Bluesign" Clothing

Consumers can feel confident in buying clothing items with the Bluesign label that they are getting the most green, friendly, socially conscious garments on the market.
Credit Bluesign

E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Bluesign” standard for textiles? Which if any well known manufacturers are embracing it?                                                                                -- Karin Romano, Bristol, CT

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