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A Brief History of the Mighty Beanie

A Brief History of the Mighty Beanie

Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, there was a humble piece of headgear that would forever change the world of fashion and warmth. Yes, my friends, we're talking about the mighty beanie. This simple yet iconic accessory has a rich history that dates back centuries.

The beanie, also known as a woolly hat or a toque, originated in the cold and frosty regions of the world. It was first used by sailors in the early 19th century to protect their heads from the harsh elements while navigating treacherous waters. Little did they know that their practical headgear would soon become a staple in the world of fashion.

As the years went by, the beanie evolved and found its way into various cultures and subcultures. From the rebellious punks of the 1970s to the hip-hop artists of the 90s, the beanie became a symbol of self-expression and individuality. It was no longer just a means of staying warm; it was a statement.

Now, welcome a new player to the beanie game - WoolTribe Merino beanies. Made with the finest quality wool from sheep raised in the picturesque landscapes of the United States, these beanies are ready to take the fashion world by storm. We use only the best materials - our Merino wool from Shaniko Wool Co. has become synonymous with American-made luxury. Not to brag or anything, but our 100% Shaniko Wool beanies not only provide unparalleled warmth but also showcase  craftsmanship and attention to detail.  Plus, most importantly, we freakin' LOVE color.  Our beanies are hand dyed.  Yeah - that means we personally handle each beanie, applying color with care, in our North Carolina studio. 

But why stop at just being a phenomenal, high-end fashion piece? WoolTribe beanies are the perfect go-to accessory for outdoor activities.  We should know - we didn't get to this point without running, cycling, rock climbing, playing ball, and hiking all over the place. We've skied, camped, and snowboarded.  We've had so many adventures where we wished we had something sustainable, American-made, and totally...well...US!  You know what we mean!  Now it's our mission to keep your head cozy and comfortable with our beanies. They are a must-have for any adventurer looking to brave the elements in style.

So there you have it, a brief history of the mighty beanie. From its humble beginnings as a sailor's headgear to its status as a fashion-forward accessory, the beanie has come a long way. And when it comes to beanies, we're pretty damn proud of what we have to offer you!  So the next time you need a little extra warmth AND flair, reach for an one of our beanies and let your head do the talking.

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