Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Woolrich John Rich and Bros. is releasing a quintessential collection of bags and accessories for the holiday made in collaboration with New York City designer Chiharu Hayashi, founder of Bags in Progress. Using archival wool from our Woolen Mill, one of the oldest mills in America, the capsule collection is part of The Woolrich Wool Project and features two reversible totes, a convertible clutch, a pillow, and a blanket.

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

The Woolrich Wool Project aims at focusing on the legacy and heritage of the brand’s commitment to US made wool.  The program was launched last year with a collaboration on a blanket with OVO and this fall and winter, a blanket with Supreme and New Balance. This is the first handbag collection for the project designed by Bags in Progress which focuses on functionality and materials, an all-American aesthetic, and quality-crafted bags.

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Photo: Atsushi Nishijima

Filmmaker Gaku Manabu followed Chi throughout the process of making the capsule collection. Watch his video here: