March 2023 - Pendleton

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This month, we take a look at the history of Pendleton and are pleased to offer a special sale on these famous and highly desirable blankets!

SALE ENDS MARCH 31st 2023!



The company's roots began in 1863 when Thomas Lister Kay made a transcontinental trek to the west coast and began working in Oregons woolen mills. He went on to open his own woolen mill, the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, Oregon. In 1909 the family reopened the defunct Pendleton Woolen Mills. The town of Pendleton, Oregon backed the family in their new business venture and the Bishops’ company also took over the name Pendleton Woolen Mills.



The move to eastern Oregon made sense for the business because eastern Oregon was sheep country and having wool producers near the mills allowed the mills to significantly cut production costs. The mill owned by the Bishops had been built in 1893 and had been a wool scouring plant, where raw wool was scrubbed and packed before shipping out to the textile mills.

 

In 1895 it was enlarged and converted into a textile mill that, by the following year, had begun making Native American trade blankets—geometric patterned robes (unfringed blankets) for Native American men and shawls (fringed blankets) for Native American women in the area—the Umatilla, Cayuse, Nez Perce and Walla Walla tribes. 

For more than 150 years, Pendleton has set the standard for American style. With six generations of family ownership, the company remains dedicated to its American heritage, authenticity and fabric craftsmanship.

 

 

STORE HOURS:

WED-SAT 10AM-5:45PM

SUN 11AM-5PM

CLOSED MON & TUE

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