Michigan Companies Keeping You Cozy

by Dianna Stampfler

A good friend of the Michigan tourism industry, Joe Breidenstein, always said that there’s no such thing as bad weather…just bad clothes! In remembrance of that wise man, here are some great Made in Michigan wearables to help keep you warm during the transition from beautifully blustery winter days (and nights) to the chilly early spring.

The Original Stormy Kromer 

(www.stormykromer.com) Made in the Upper Peninsula for more than 100 years, these rugged caps are warm and Northwoods-stylish!

The Original Stormy Kromer 

Baabaazuzu (http://baabaazuzu.com/) Considered winter’s best friend, these unique mittens and fingerless gloves are made of recycled wool on the outside and soft microfleece lining on the inside.


The Peapack Mitten Company

These one-of-a-kind mittens (handcrafted in the Mitten state, Grand Rapids specifically) are made with 100% recycled wool.

The Peapack Mitten Company

Hooked on Felt (www.hookedonfelt.blogspot.com) Crafted by “The Accidental Felter” in Plainwell, this line includes hats, scarves, mittens, wraps and so much more.

Zelinger Wool Company (www.zwool.com)

Based in Frankenmuth, they process your fiber into warm, cozy socks.

Marr Haven Lamb Wool Farm

(http://marrhaven.com) Warm up your toes with sheepskin shoeliners, made of genuine sheepskin with a very dense wool to fit in the bottom of your shoe, slipper or boot.

Lake Superior Woolen Company

(www.lswoolen.com) Sustain a Michigan family farm and keep warm, with these hand-crafted virgin wool blankets and mattress pads.

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Lake Superior Woolen Company

The Original Red Flannels (www.redflannels.com)

First established in Cedar Springs in 1936, this woman-owned, home-based business has the market on drop-seaters!

Wolverine Worldwide

(www.wolverineworldwide.com) Widely known as the Rockford manufacturer of HushPuppies, Track ‘ Trail, CAT and Pategonia footwear, you’ll also find a wide selection of slippers and outdoor apparel.

Ugg Huggerz (www.ugghuggerz.com ) Made in Oakland County, these boot wraps come in a variety of styles to help dress up shearling-style boots, like UGG®,

Outdoor Adventures (www.downoutlet.com) Northern Michigan’s only down factory outlet featuring down comforters, down pillows, featherbeds, duvet covers, down throws and more.

What are your favorite Made in Michigan winter wearables? Share your stories at on the Promote Michigan Facebook page at www.facebook.com/promotemichigan2.

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