Munsingwear – A Brief History


We’re easing into December this weekend with 50° temps, which is above average for Minnesota. I skipped the long underwear today, but I’ve already been wearing them for the past couple weeks. I found some great wool blend garments at Costco that have me reminiscing about George Munsing. He’s the guy who invented a way to plate silk onto wool, giving us cozy and itchless wool undergarments. The company he helped found in 1886 eventually became known as Munsingwear, and it was a big part of Minneapolis history for more than 100 years. I wrote about this history for the September 2011 issue of Tonka Times.

Click the link below if you’d like to read the story. Enjoy!

MunsingwearMunsingwear: A Brief History. Tonka Times Sept 2011

Published version of the story posted with permission of the publisher of Tonka Times magazine. To view the current issue of Tonka Times, visit http://www.tonkatimes.com/

 

 

 

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