Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Natural Bedding
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In 1894, sheep herding was an important local industry in mid-Michigan and the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill was built the mill to serve the local farmers. Around 1910 automatic knitting machines and other “modern” equipment were added.
When the First World War broke out in Europe, the U.S. Government awarded the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill a contract for 66,000 pairs of socks for our doughboys. By this time, with 24 women and 5 men, the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill had the largest payroll in Frankenmuth.
When WWI ended, the Mill began expanding its line of wool-filled comforters to replace the rapidly shrinking market for horse blankets and army socks. These comforters, highly prized by the local population for their natural warmth and quality, would continue to be the core of the business for the next eighty years.
In 1977, the McClellan Family purchased the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill. Since then the woolen mill has been remodeled while continuing to keep it a "working piece of history." Recognizing the historical significance of the Mill, it continues to process wool as it did over 117 years ago; on site, using original equipment, naturally turning raw fleece into finished products and crafting to old world standards..