About the NorSari®
A NorSari® is a wool outerwear wrap designed to be a simple, yet beautiful way to stay warm. With an adjustable velcro closure, it's easy to wrap over whatever you are wearing for an added layer of warmth. Wear it around the house, on walks across campus, at the office, in the car, at the gym, walking the dog, on a night on the town, anywhere! You will be amazed by how much warmer you feel.
How to Wear
Wrap the NorSari over your clothes, right side over left with the pocket landing on the right side. Attach the velcro and roll the top edge out and over. For a demonstration, watch the "How To Wear" video.
The NorSari originated in Northfield, Minnesota. It gets cold here - really cold. It was one of those really cold December mornings when I grabbed the blanket off the couch and wrapped it around my waist to stay warm as I headed out to get into my cold car – it worked! Instantly, I was convinced I had a great idea for a new winter outerwear garment that could change lives for people living in a cold climate.
After wearing the blanket everywhere I went for about 2 weeks, I decided it was time to come up with a wrap that was a little more stylish. I spent the rest of that winter experimenting with designs, sizing and fabrics. It was important to me that the wrap be made from wool and that it was easy to wear over any type of clothing, with no zippers or snaps. I also wanted a design that anyone could wear.
By the end of the first winter, lots of people were wearing my test wraps and liking them! I charged ahead with my idea and continued to develop it until NorSari® was born.
NorSaris® are made in Northfield, Minnesota by talented local seamstresses. From Alaska to England to Norway to Chile, people are seeing the value in this simple and beautiful way to stay warm.
Gwen Bretzke Daniels
As I reflect on my NorSari journey, I keep thinking about my mom, Marylin Bretzke. Mom had a great eye for beauty and an adventurous spirit. She was a hard worker who lived a joyous life. She valued friends, nature, health, looking out for others, and above all…family. She would have embraced NorSari® with gusto. She loved winter.