[wahyld-n-wool-ee] unrestrained, lawless; "a wild and woolly frontier town"
Wild and Woolly was inspired by the earliest days of America and the Wild West. Our name originates from a phrase that came into use in the 1850s, during a time of outlaws, frontiersmen, fur traders, and explorers, and encapsulates the unrestrained spirit of that lawless, adventure-seeking era.
With all items handmade in the US, furs sourced from premium suppliers—including American Aboriginal communities—and each phone case model named for an American fur trading post, our products honor in particular the heritage of the fur trade in the founding and expansion of America.
Sustainable and superior quality furs
Our furs are sourced from the highest quality, sustainable suppliers in Europe and North America. This includes sourcing from a Yup’ik Eskimo village in Western Alaska that uses traditional Aboriginal methods for fur handling. The villagers lead a traditional Aboriginal lifestyle, hunting and fishing for subsistence, and selling fur is one of their two sources of income (the other being salmon fishing) and their only source of income in the winter.
We also source from Finland-based SAGA Furs, the worldwide leader in sustainable furs. We buy only from their Certified Collection, requiring that all farms must be third party audited for compliance to 32 criteria extending beyond existing European Union requirements--already the strictest regulations in the world. These 32 criteria cover seven main categories, including environmental management, animal well-being, and farm hygiene.
Artisan-made in the US
Our underlying 'jelly' cases are protective and specifically designed for use with fur, a process that took 5 months of design iteration and testing by our founder and three industrial designers. They are individually 3D printed in Brooklyn using semi-flexible filament. Our furs are cut and assembled by professional fur craftsmen in New York City. Patent pending.