This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.
The weather outside is frightful, at least for some of you. This weekend, the temperature was in the single digits. While I was shivering my timbers, I can’t imagine what people in northern Maine are feeling right now. Of course, at the tip of Maine, folks are probably more expectant of cold temperatures, but when you happen to be homeless or unfortunately unable to cover the heating bill, the cold is even more unbearable. The nice folks at Ramblers Way, headed by Tom and Kate Chappell, who you may remember from Tom’s of Maine, are doing something about it. 5,000 pieces of thermal clothing were donating and will be distributed to families most in need. That’s a lot of long johns!
Sometimes corporations give to the United Way or some other organization for a write off, but it is very refreshing to see a company give back in such a significant, and much needed way. The recipients will stay warm, comfortable and dry.
The worsted wool clothing that Ramblers Way makes is made of sustainable unbleached worsted wool. The sheep are Americans and they are sheared by folks on several family farms in the United States. What is worsted wool, you may ask? Instead of being immediately spun, the wool is carded first to remove the short and broken fibers. The remaining fibers are longer and a softer, more supple hand is created. In fact, worsted wool garments are more wrinkle resistant and can also hold a crease if that is what is intended. For the folks that are receiving them, if they are unable to wash them after a wearing, they will find that the material holds up. It wicks away moisture and can be worn, unwashed, for several days. It also will hold up to getting wet.
If you are looking for a company that “Makes Things Like They Used To” and has old fashioned values of helping their neighbors out, you might want to start patronizing Ramblers Way. Their wares are available on their website.modern fashion | Comment (0)