Aja Evans, a U.S. Olympic bobsledder, wears the uniform that will be featured during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The sweater, hat and gloves were made using wool from Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Ore. 

Aja Evans, a U.S. Olympic bobsledder, wears the uniform that will be featured during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The sweater, hat and gloves were made using wool from Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Ore. 

Ralph Lauren

When members of Team USA arrive Friday for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they will again be wearing Oregon wool clothing.

Polo Ralph Lauren, an official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, has partnered with Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Ore., to make this year’s Team USA uniform sweaters, hats and mittens using U.S. wool.

It took approximately 25,000 pounds of raw grease wool to make the clothing that will be worn by U.S. Olympic athletes during the Opening Ceremony on Friday and the Closing Ceremony Feb. 25.

All of the items were knitted with Imperial Stock Ranch American Merino yarn, a program launched in 2015 with the National Spinning Co. in North Carolina. Imperial Stock Ranch also provided the wool for Olympic sweaters at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Read the full article at the Capital Press.