Woolrich, Inc., announces it has entered into a licensing agreement with holiday collectibles designer and manufacturer, Lynn Haney Collection, to create, produce, and market a full line of holiday-themed items.

The initial introduction will feature a collection of six handcrafted Woolrich Santa characters incorporating an array of outdoor-inspired fabrics including Woolrich’s famed designs from the company’s nearly 180-year heritage of classic, durable, functional outdoor wear.  The full collection will debut in the Lynn Haney showroom at the January 2010 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®.  Two designs, “Bear Creek Santa” and “Santa of Cedar Lodge”, will be available in limited distribution through the company’s retail store website, www.hollyhocksgifts.com, and at the flagship Woolrich store in Woolrich, PA, beginning this month.

Santas will come in three sizes—18”, 21” and 24”—each with a Woolrich-inspired outdoor theme.  Each will be dressed in fabrics representing 19th and 20th century heirloom textiles, some of which are still made at the historic Woolrich woolen mill in Woolrich, PA.  All the Woolrich Santa characters are individually signed by the artist, and some will be produced in limited, collector-edition quantities.  Retail prices will range from $330-$550 each.  All the Santas are handcrafted in the Lynn Haney Collection studios in Lubbock, TX.

“Our Santa characters embody the rich legacy of Christmases past and present,” said company founder and President, Lynn Haney, adding, “Blending that with such an iconic American brand represented by the many familiar fabrics Woolrich is known for elevates these pieces to family heirloom status.”

According to Sharon Kepley, licensing manager, Woolrich home, “The Lynn Haney Collection’s holiday collectibles are beautifully designed and meticulously crafted.  Their interpretation of the Woolrich aesthetic will give consumers treasured holiday mementos based in nearly 180 years of Woolrich heritage.”

For more information please visit www.woolrichhome.com.  

About Woolrich 
Since 1830, WOOLRICH® is the authentic American brand that embraces the outdoor lifestyle.  Trusted by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues a tradition of offering products of quality and value.  A brand known worldwide, Woolrich products include functional, comfortable, and durable men's and women's sportswear and outerwear, hunting wear, well-designed home and outdoor living products, innovative fabrications, and licensed accessory products.  It is the oldest outdoor apparel manufacturer in continuous operation in the United States.  For more information, visit www.woolrichhome.com.

About Lynn Haney Collection
Since 1987, Lynn Haney has been sculpting and designing collectible handcrafted Santas in his Lubbock, Texas studio.  With his team of craftsmen he produces heirloom quality pieces to be passed from generation to generation for years to come.  His love of Christmas is apparent in the attention to detail with each piece—made one at a time. Quality fabrics and trim are used to ensure the longevity of these sought-after pieces.  His staff is dedicated to creating American-made collectibles, and each piece is signed by the artist.

Click here to see a Woolrich Collectible Santa

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