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It takes 22 steps and at least 12 people to craft a Faribault Woolen Mill blanket from start to finish. Sometimes during that process, we make mistakes. When these mistakes are identified during our production and inspection processes, the item which has the mistake is tagged as a “Factory Second.” While these Factory Seconds don’t make the cut as “first quality” they are still made of the same high-quality wool fabric as our “first quality” products. Some of the most common blemishes that make an item a factory second are off-size and miss-weaves. A more complete list is below in the Frequently Asked Questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We make our products from start to finish in the USA at our Woolen Mill in Faribault MN. We're proud of our products, including our Factory Seconds. See the steps we take to make our wool blankets in our video factory tour below.