Truwerk, a workwear brand, has created a limited edition vest in honor of Larry Haun, renowned carpenter.
Fine Homebuilding will donate 20% of all Haun vest sales to the KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Fund, SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA aims to empower the next generation by encouraging them to pursue construction-related careers through college and postsecondary education. Truewerk and Fine Homebuilding are committed to supporting trade scholarships by selling the Haun Vest.
“The KeepCraftAlive scholarship, in the same spirit as Truewerk’s efforts to raise skilled trades, encourages the next generation to enjoy the satisfaction and community impact that comes with making a living by your hands. ”
Truewerk described Haun as a “carpenter’s Carpenter” and he wrote several books about carpentry. He also maintained a blog called A Carpenter’s View before his death in 2011.
Truewerk wants to adhere to Haun’s beliefs that “working in cold conditions requires core warmth, maximum arm movement”, so they created a vest with severe insults that allows for optimal arm movement.
Brian Ciciora is the founder and president at Truewerk. “Lary Haun, the embodiment of this creative spirit, dedicated his entire life to humanitarianism and teaching. We have the opportunity to carry on his legacy by empowering skilled tradespeople through this partnership and the creation of the Haun Vest.”
Heavy duty shoulder patches allow for the carrying of lumber. It also includes the insulation of the S4 Tower Parka as well as the stretchable fabric from the T2 Werkpant, which combine “comfort and mobility with protection.”