Built to Last: Faribault Woolen Mill Celebrates 150 Years and Another Holiday Collection for Target

October 21, 2015 - Article reads in
Faribault celebrates 150 years with Target

Last holiday season, Target partnered with Minnesota-based Faribault Woolen Mill—famous for its made-from-scratch wool blankets—to launch an exclusive line of accessories and giftable items that weave together high quality and great value. One year later, we’re thrilled to congratulate them on an incredible milestone (150 years in business!) and celebrate their handiwork with a brand new Faribault for Target collection.

The holiday assortment features more than 30 products, including soft blankets, striped throws, fringed pillows, plaid scarves and cozy ponchos, in a range of colors and sizes fit to outfit any guest and any home. 

“Over the last 150 years, our product has been enjoyed coast to coast," said Terry Mackenthun, CEO, Faribault. “The partnership and collaboration with Target has created a wonderful array of products to reach their guests all across this great country.”

When asked about his favorite product from this year's Target holiday assortment, Terry couldn’t decide on just one: “That’s like having to choose your favorite child! But I guess we’d say plaids and pillows and throw capes. Plaids are timeless but so big this season." (We agree!

Part of what makes the Target line so special is that each of the Faribault for Target products passes through the Faribault mill in a process that requires 22 steps and about 10 days to complete.

"Faribault for Target products are going to last forever if you take care of them,” said Mary Boudreau, a Faribault employee who’s been with the mill for 61 years. “I have Faribault blankets from my mother and father that I still use. The name Faribault means something. It stands for quality.”

Mary points to two other threads that have gotten Faribault to its 150th anniversary: family and tradition. To learn more about Faribault’s incredible 150-year history, check out the video below:

Faribault Woolen Mills Celebrates their 150 Year Anniversary Play Browse the gallery below to take a look at the entire Faribault for Target holiday collection:

The Faribault for Target collection will be available on Target.com beginning Nov. 1, with prices ranging from $39.99 to $149.99. You can also register your blanket or throw in Faribault’s online Memory Mill to keep a record of the heirloom as it is handed down over time!

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