SHARE TWITTER | FACEBOOK | COPY LINK LINK COPIED 10.24.2022 Quality and Craftsmanship from Pendleton® BY Taylor Rebhan The earliest woven wool garments date back thousands upon thousands of years. But there’s so much more to wool than just warmth. And no one knows wool like our friends at Pendleton®. Established in 1863, the family-owned brand has been weaving world-class woolens in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 160 years. Threaded throughout the six generations of family ownership and operation is a uniquely American heritage. The instantly recognizable designs are part and parcel of the iconography of Americana. They are oft imitated but never replicated, due to Pendleton’s commitment to authenticity and craftsmanship. The competition simply pales in comparison, overshadowed by the sheer skill and legacy of these masters of wool. So, what is an authentic Pendleton really made of? DYED IN THE WOOL It all begins with raw wool. Pendleton buyers scour the market for variety, quality, and quantity demanded by the fine standards of the brand. To this day, much of Pendleton’s wool comes from the United States. Woolen materials make their way to Pendleton owned and operated weaving mills in Oregon and Washington, where it is dyed, carded, spun, woven, and finished. The finished product is not only warm—it’s lustrous and fade-resistant, resilient and wrinkle-resistant, naturally comfortable, water and stain repellant, breathable, and best of all, sustainable and renewable. Here’s to many more years of quality woolen goods that embody craftsmanship, enrich lives, and connect generations.