Fashionable Knitwear Company WOOLN Hires Retired Women in New York City

 - Dec 7, 2016
References: wooln-ny & springwise
This stylish knitwear company helps retired women re-enter the workforce. Based in New York, Wooln offers a unisex off duty model-inspired collection of versatile knits handmade by NYC grandmothers out of luxurious yarns. This includes beanies and 'snoods' made out of 100% pure Royal Alpaca, alpaca and merino blends as well as alpaca and cashmere blends.

The seniors-comprising "knitting crew" behind the very hip knitwear company is exclusively female and NYC-located. The brand collaborates with dozens of retirees, focusing not just on offering an employment opportunity, but on fostering community too. The social enterprise and fashionable project not only honors the talent of older generations, but also helps a marginalized segment of the population for the betterment of a larger society.