Central Oregon ranch providing yarn for Olympic apparel

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

All Winter Olympics apparel for the U.S. team will be made in the U.S., including wool yarn from Imperial Stock Ranch near Shaniko, Oregon.

Imperial Stock Ranch, founded in 1871 and now run by [Jeanne] Carver and her husband, Dan, was at a make-or-break time, especially for its sheep business. They kept hearing that apparel manufacturing was going offshore and they wouldn't ship U.S. wool overseas, Carver said. Then the phone rang in the summer of 2012.

"I thought the phone was the tinkling of sheep bells!" Carver said. But it was the product development director for the Ralph Lauren knitwear division. "I literally said to him, 'You are kidding me!'"

Read more at OregonLive.com.

Read an Oregon Business feature story on Imperial Stock Ranch.

 

More Articles

Playoffs pay off for the Ducks

The Latest
Friday, January 02, 2015
oregon-ducks-logo-helmet-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The University of Oregon football team looked unstoppable on the field Jan. 1 — and the university is reaping the benefits of the new postseason format.


Read more...

Will Medford Ever Be Cool?

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

5 companies react to lower fuel prices

The Latest
Thursday, January 15, 2015
thumb-shutterstock 233787049BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?


Read more...

Light Moves

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Fittingly, Light at Play — a business whose sole purpose is to create mesmerizing ambience — was conceived at Burning Man.


Read more...

Corner Office: Pam Edstrom

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seven tidbits of information from an agency partner and co-founder of Waggener Edstrom in Lake Oswego.


Read more...

Convention Wisdom

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

After more than a decade of wrangling, construction on a convention center hotel in Portland is slated to start this summer. But debate over project financing continues.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS