Family Owned Since 1842 ~ A Brief History Of Johnson Woolen Mills
As we enter the 21st century, a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts are ready to challenge Mother Nature’s elements and Johnson Woolen Mills brings a broader range of products and fashions to meet their needs.
In 1842, Johnson Woolen Mills began producing fabric from the wool of local sheep. As a need for strong, warm and comfortable clothing grew, the mill began producing woolen shirts, jackets and pants to accommodate the local community. Word quickly spread throughout northern Vermont about the quality and warmth of Johnson Woolen Mills clothing. Ice harvesters quickly realized the water resistant properties of woolen clothing, which made our green 28 oz. pants famously known as the “iceman pants”. In the early 1900’s, the high quality workmanship, warmth and comfort of Johnson Woolen Mill products gave hunters, loggers, fisherman and other outdoorsman a much needed advantage to Vermont’s sub-zero temperatures.
Over the next 100 years woolen products from our factory could be found in nearly every household in the northern United States. As we enter the 21st century, a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts are ready to challenge Mother Nature’s elements and Johnson Woolen Mills brings a broader range of products and fashions to meet their needs.
Backed by nearly 2 centuries of tradition, four generations of Vermont ownership and the pride of being hand-crafted in the USA, Johnson Woolen Mills is located in the village of Johnson, in the heart of the Green Mountain state and still makes handmade woolen shirts, jackets and the famous iceman’s pants that have been best sellers for nearly 50 years, but that’s just a small part of our growing modern product line.