American Wool and Ralph Lauren at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Today I received an exciting email from our friends at Imperial Yarn. Fifteen months ago, they were approached by Ralph Lauren with an order for a large quantity of wool yarn. They later found out that yarn was being transformed into sweaters for the 2014 Winter Olympic Team. Can you imagine how difficult it was not to let that secret slip? It's so exciting! Congratulations Dan and Jeanne!
Here is a word from Imperial Yarn:
"Ralph Lauren called on more than 40 made-in-America partners to create its collection for Team USA for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Imperial Stock Ranch and Imperial Yarn is one small story in the making of the Team USA Olympic uniforms.
We are immensely grateful that Ralph Lauren recognizes the importance of investing in and supporting the American wool industry and American manufacturing. And of course we're very honored to have been included in their efforts. The future for all of us is brighter thanks to Ralph Lauren's partnership and leadership. It's truly a win for all of us. We look forward to the winter games, and supporting the athletes who will wear the Team USA uniforms and carry our flag in the most prestigious sporting event in the world." – October 29, 2013 Imperial e-newsletter
Be sure to check out Ralph Lauren's video for a brief tour of the Imperial Stock Ranch (it reminds me of weekends spent shearing as a child) and keep an eye out for the Team USA sweaters at the 2014 Olympics!