Whys is Wek clothing so hard to get ? We must hear this question over 100 times a week. As most people that wear Wek clothing know, it is probably the most comfortable and longest lasting sportswear ever invented. There is just something about that fabric, and the formula developed to make that clothing, that cannot be duplicated. Kellsport was the largest distributor for Wek clothing for many years. Along with distributing Wek, Kellsport had been manufacturing sweatshirts for over 25 years. Sometime around 1995 the Wek company ran into financial trouble and decided to close. Kellsport purchased the trade name, as well as all the proprietary information, patterns, etc. The line continued to be manufactured for several years, and then several things occurred. Many Wek 'knockoffs" sprung up on the west coast, almost all of them were using fabric from China that was horrible. The recession hit and most of the higher end resort-wear retailers vanished. And slowly over the years, more and more of the raw material suppliers, yarn spinners, dye houses, and other suppliers were all going out of business. The cost to produce the Wek garment line has risen considerably, and the cheap "knockoffs" from China were having an effect. We felt that we could not raise the selling price to where it needed to be, because the imports were so cheap (and the quality was horrible). We have recommitted ourselves to make 2014 the "return of the Wek line of clothing". We already have almost 10,000 Wek garments sewn (The Big Easy, Wek To Dye For, Wek Weekender, Go Flow pants, and Spike & Jammin shorts). These will be sent to our dye houses to be dyed the same way that they have always been for over 30 years. By late May or early June of 2014 we should have every style of the Wek line back on the shelves for immediate delivery. Just make that 20 year old pair of Wek pants last a bit longer and you will be able to order a replacement pair soon. Thanks for your patience. Wek the World !
You can help support the American worker by buying sweatshirts made in U.S.A. There is no question that American made clothing is better quality and a better value than the imports from China. A Kellsport made heavy sweatshirt should last from 7 - 10 years. We guarantee it !
Today is the first decent weather day that we have had in a long time here in New England. This has been a brutally cold winter here at the factory. It's nice to see all the snow gone. We are really busy knitting fabric for the fall sweatshirt season. And of course, we still sell a lot of sweatshirts and Wek clothing all summer long.