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  From the mills of England and Italy come the finest worsted fabrics, from Scabal and Loro Piana … made specially for you. Stop in to feel the 170’s grade yarn, and all of the seasonal swatches we have for this Fall and Winter.

Zahner’s Clothiers, providers of fine men’s wear for over sixty years, will be holding a trunk show featuring Ramblers Way Farm, Thursday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at their Vernon store, 435 Harford Turnpike. Ramblers Way Farm offers soft, superfine Rambouillet wool and pima cotton apparel, from the founders of Tom’s of Maine.

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Zahner’s Clothiers owner, Scott Zahner says, “Their product is outstanding, and we’re thrilled to offer it to our discerning customers. Furthermore, the trunk show will benefit military veterans – a cause we wholeheartedly support.” Tom Chappell, co-founder of Ramblers Way Farm, will be present during the trunk show to answer questions about their 2015 clothing line, in addition to providing donations of Ramblers Way Farm apparel to military veterans. Joe Canzanella head of volunteer services for the CT VA Healthcare System will be on hand to receive the donation from Chappell at 2:30.

Ramblers Way Farm sources wool from Rambouillet sheep (known for their superfine but durable wool) raised on Ramblers Way Farm inKennebunk, Maine as well as select farms around the country. The fiber is windspun and worsted into finely-threaded yarn by a 5th generation spinningmill in South Carolina before returning to Chappell’s commercial dye house in Maine. From start to finish, Rambler’s Way Farm considers the ecological and sustainable impact they’re making with every piece of clothing they make.

About Tom

Thomas M. Chappell is the Founder and President of Rambler’s Way Farm in Maine.

Tom Chappell is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, philanthropist, and  author.  After he and his wife, Kate, an artist,  settled in Maine to live a lifestyle closely connected to nature, they  founded Tom’s of Maine in 1970 which became a pioneer and leader in the natural personal care business. Their legacy of a belief that a business can be environmentally sensitive, socially responsible, and profitable lives on with Tom’s of Maine under its new owners, Colgate-Palmolive, Inc. Since the sale in 2006, Colgate has continued to support the practice of these values while expanding operations in Maine.

Tom has had a life-long interest in the responsibility of the corporation to society and has written two books on business ethics. The Soul of a Business, 1993, sets a standard for the moral corporation.  Managing Upside Down, 1999, defines a set of tools for leaders to manage with both head and heart together, called The Seven Intentions of Values-Centered Leadership.  A 1961 graduate of Moses Brown School in Providence, Trinity College in 1966 with a BA in English, and Harvard Divinity School in 1991 with a Masters in Theological Studies.

Wanting to continue to serve as a positive force in business, and concerned about environmental and community sustainability, Chappell created Ramblers Way Farm, a fine apparel company which designs and manufactures a revolutionary line of lightweight, luxuriously soft, American-sourced and -made wool and pima cotton apparel. Today, the company employs 20 people, and produces sustainable clothing that is chemical-free, using no synthetic dyes, stabilizers, or chlorine. Additionally, their home and offices in Kennebunk, Maine operate on geothermal energy while preparing to complete a sustainable lifestyle with solar energy as well. They are both active in Maine philanthropy.

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For more information on Ramblers Way Farm please stop by their website at http://www.ramblersway.com or to RSVP for the Trunk Show, please contact Scott Zahner at (860) 872-7349

Event details: Zahner’s Clothiers
Ramblers Way Farm Trunk Show
Thursday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
(860) 872-7349