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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This week our temperatures have returned to normal for March.  After a couple of weeks in the 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s, we are once again experiencing our regular 30-40 degree weather.  These cooler temperature have brought a light coating of snow, and the need for warm socks again.  With that in mind, I’m anxious to try out these merino wool socks from Duluth Trading Co.

Duluth Trading Co. was founded back in 1989, and quick trip to their website gives us the fun story of how it all began.  The company was the idea of two brothers who were “wild and woolly, hippie tradesmen kinda guys, working in the construction business.”  After seeing construction workers carrying their tools around in drywall buckets, rather haphazardly, they were inspired to create the “Bucket Boss”, a durable canvas tool organizer that fits on a standard drywall bucket.  The idea was a success.

Eventually, the company branched out into work clothes, which were “field tested” by the workers who would actually be wearing them.  Only those items that made the grade would be included in their catalog.  I wasn’t aware of the company until they opened their store in Bloomington, MN, just south of Minneapolis.  It was there that I found these merino wool socks shortly after the holidays, and I can’t wait to see how they wear.

The company has changed hands over the years, and their headquarters has moved from Duluth, MN to Belleville, WI, but they are still a Midwest company, and still take pride in offering quality products.  If you have a chance, I encourage you to check them out.

***Are you familiar with Duluth Trading Co.'s products?

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