First established in 1888, Minnesota’s Northwest Knitting Company soon grew to be the nation’s leading manufacturer of underwear. The company is most noted for inventing a method of plating woolen fibers with cotton to take the “itch” out of woolen underwear, making for a softer, less bulky fabric.
With the Northwest Knitting Company collection, Wilson & Willy’s is bringing back the NWKC for the first time since the company closed its factory in 1981. The new collection heavily parallels the company’s origin story — with the merino dual cloth as the foundation of the line’s heavy tees, crew neck sweaters, hoodies, and trousers. Featuring premier stretch and recovery, effortless care, and a modern, clean aesthetic, the merino dual cloth is a one-of-a-kind fabric.
This latest release from Wilson & Willy’s presents a new chapter for the Northwest Knitting Company. The collection, which ranges from $95 to $150, is now available exclusively at Wilson & Willy’s in Minneapolis and on its dedicated online shop at www.nwkc.us.