A new wool mill in Minnesota is filling a niche, as consumers nationwide are demanding more natural and American-made products.
Stephanie Anderson started Northern Woolen Mills two months ago in Fosston, Minn. When all the equipment is in place in two weeks, it will produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.
The mill employees eight. All the wool processed at the facility is grown in the United States and will be turned into fine, woolen yarn, then sold to clothing makers like Bemidji Woolen Mills.
"There's a renaissance nationwide of returning to products made in America," said Bill Batchelder, president of Bemidji Woolen Mills. "There's a large niche of consumers who are demanding natural fibers and American-made products, not ones made overseas."