The history of Pendleton Woolen Mills is one of opportunity, exploration and innovation. British weaver Thomas Kay laid the foundation when he arrived in Oregon in 1863. His expertise lives on in Pendleton’s tweed, flannel and worsted wool apparel. Kay’s grandsons, the three Bishop brothers, opened Pendleton Woolen Mills in the early 1900s. They joined Kay’s weaving skills with stunning Native American-inspired designs in the Pendleton Trade blanket, a benchmark for beauty and quality for over 100 years. Family-owned and operated for more than six generations, the uniquely American story of Pendleton Woolen Mills continues today.
You can see and feel the Pendleton passion for quality. See it in the intricate patterns of blankets inspired by Native American designs and legends. Feel it in the softness of the lightweight, luxurious virgin wool clothing produced. Pendleton Woolen Mills has been a family-owned business for 150 years, and for 104 of those years we’ve been weaving world class woolens in our Northwest Mills.
Expertise and technology have grown over the years, and we have translated that experience into a host of other luxury fabrics. But Pendleton’s legacy of quality will never change. You can rely on a Pendleton for a lifetime of comfort and beauty.