Faribault Revival

From the Army to airlines, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. is woven into history

Just in time for cozying up by the fire, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. is putting out its first new blankets and throws since the nearly 150-year-old mill collapsed in foreclosure two years ago. Acquired by former International Dairy Queen CEO Chuck Mooty and his cousin Paul Mooty, Minnesota’s oldest manufacturing company has been brought back to life on the banks of the Cannon River and is already churning out warm (and not itchy!) blankets in all-American stripes and solids. Scarves, too.

Faribault is woven into American history—the Army, major airlines, and upscale hotels have used its blankets through the years. This holiday season, the brand returns to retail with a pop-up store at a modern-day U.S. landmark, Mall of America. Blankets ($100–$300),