Founded in Pennsylvania in 1830, Woolrich is an integral part of the American natural fabric. Our original products reflect the American dream: wear Woolrich to pursue your goals, regardless of the elements. The first Woolrich garments were designed to help hikers in hostile conditions and cold temperatures, and then to provide support for engineers working in the Arctic Circle.
Today, we believe in what our products can become. We value the pursuit of authentic goals, freedoms and adventures, and we infuse this sentiment into our garments. Our ever-true tradition merges with the present and the future to encourage everyone to experience the elements.
As America's first outdoor clothing brand, our products have become iconic over time. The Buffalo Check pattern has been a symbol for American style and workwear since it first appeared and remains one of Woolrich's most powerful visual codes, season after season. The name is inspired by the buffalo herd of the Woolrich designer who developed this distinctive red and black pattern. The Arctic Parka was designed in the 1970s for workers engaged in the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, where daily maximum temperatures hovered around 40 degrees below zero. The line, pockets and compartments are still unmistakable today. Woolrich paved the way for the evolution of the Parka over the last forty years, including the introduction of the fur-lined hood, the use of technological fabrics and new eco-friendly materials.