Since 1987, Wintergreen has quietly nurtured the trend to "bring it home" -- to return the design and crafting of apparel from overseas factories to mainstreet America. Our shop is front and center on mainstreet in Ely, famous as Minnesota's 'end of the road' northern border town. We stand proudly with the groundswell of small manufacturing businesses nationwide that are successfully revitalizing small-town America.
We seek to build community by relying on local talent, paying living wages, and giving generously to the community. "Bring it home" also extends to our source materials: all of our fleece fabric is US-made. Wintergreen's roots lay in crafting clothing to meet the demands of our adventure pursuits, which have taken us to both ends of earth --the Arctic & Antarctic-- and many remote places in between. But the center of our universe is the Boundary Waters, the vast pristine lake-land forest that straddles the Minnesota-Ontario border.
This, the world's premiere canoe country and America's "dogsledding capital," is where we live, work and play. It is the inspiration for our designs and our year-round test lab.Regardless of where your outdoor interests lie, you'll find that Wintergreen Northern Wear will deliver exactly what we promise: quality, distinction, performance, and "Made in USA" pride. Walk the talk with Wintergreen by wearing garments that are built to last and reflect commitment to core values and community.