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Pendleton on the Runway with Andre Walker for Paris Fashion Week

Pendleton recently had the opportunity to work with renowned designer Andre Walker on a collection for Paris Fashion Week. Andre has an outstanding track record with fashion press and retailers. Every time he launches a collection, the fashion world swoons.

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Andre, like Pendleton, is American. He is known for his freeform, hand-cut designs, described by the New York Times as, “His coats and jackets eel around the body, wrapping, tying or buttoning.” His designs have generated a tremendous amount of excitement since he staged his first show at a New York nightclub when he was just fifteen years old.

Andre worked with Willi Smith in the 80s. With his own label, he won the prestigious ANDAM fashion prize in 2000. He created outstanding work for Comme des Garcons under his And Re Walker label in the 2010s, and worked as a consultant for Kim Jones and Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton in the years since.

We met him Andre in person at our New York showroom during Press Week last spring, and then came home and hustled to get him various weights and colors of our USA-woven wool fabrics. We sent fabrics in a variety of weaves and textures, and Glacier National Park blankets.

Andre transformed our textiles into recreations of his androgynous one-sized designs. The 21 looks Walker showed were based on pieces he designed between 1982 and 1986. He reclaimed long-lost looks from friends and collectors the world over to use for patterning. The show was held on the steps of the Musée des Art Décoratifs in Paris, and generated fantastic press.

It was awesome to work with Andre. He is absolutely the sweetest person ever, so sincere and authentic with an amazing design sense.

See all the looks here: VOGUE RUNWAY

Learn more about Andre’s background here: NEW YORK TIMES 

We were so excited to make the Top Ten Moments of Paris Fashion Week here: New York Times

A terrific piece on process and design: i-D Magazine

One of our favorite pieces here: DOCUMENT JOURNAL

And another terrific article here: L’O

More shots here: WWD

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All runway shots by Shoji Fujii

 

It’s a Wrap–Pendleton Mill Tribute Series ends with last Racine blanket

In 2010, Pendleton Woolen Mills introduced our Tribute Series, paying homage to four of the American Mills that thrived during the Golden Age of Native American Trade blankets. Today, we will talk about Racine Woolen Mills, known for their intricate patterns. 

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In 1865, a Racine company began producing textiles under the name Blake & Company under the leadership of Lucien Blake and John Hart. In 1877, the company incorporated under the name of “Racine Woolen Mills—Blake & Company.” Racine Woolen Mills went on to become the premier producer and marketer of Native American Trade blankets.

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Racine was well-established by 1893. Records show employees of 150 skilled weavers and gross sales of $300K, which was an robust amount for the day. Racine’s fringed shawls were produced under the “Badger State” label. These earliest shawls are relatively subdued by today’s standards, mostly plain with an in intricately designed border. Photos of these vintage shawls show the superior drape of the fabric. They were extremely popular with Native American women.

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Native American women in Racine’s Ribbon-pattern shawls

Each of the companies in our tribute series has its own trademark specialty. Buell is known for faithful reproduction of Native American weaving patterns. Oregon City is famed for fanciful figural patterns and unexpected, riotous color. Racine Woolen Mills blankets are valued for unexpected, intense colors and intricate patterns. Diamonds, crescent moons, five-pointed stars, ribbon bows, compass roses, combs, waterbugs, pipes and feathers are woven with definition and clarity. The sheared finish of a vintage Racine blanket keeps the designs crisp and the hand smooth.

The famed Racine quality was maintained after production was taken over by another fine weaving mill, Shuler & Benninghofen, a mill that produced blankets for Racine until (approximately) 1915. Racine continued to merchandise and market trade blankets procured from different manufacturers until 1940 or so. They seem to have stopped offering wool trade blankets after that, though they kept on as a wholesaler of other styles of woolen blankets and goods until 1951, when Racine Woolen Mills closed doors for good.

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According to our friend Barry Friedman in his book Chasing Rainbows, “The last ‘genuine’ Racine blankets were made in the 1930s, when John Hart asked Paul Benninghofen to make one of the old patterns. It was a special favor, because by then Shuler & Benninghofen no longer produced trade blankets and Racine hadn’t contracted to have them made there or anywhere else in years.” The Racine blankets beloved by collectors come from the golden years of 1893-1912, and the Pendleton Mill Tribute blankets are re-creations of blankets from that period.

Racine #8 (available here): A banded Racine with deep colors and an excellent pattern–complex and beautiful.

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Racine #7 (limited amount available here): Muted colors were rare for Racine. The original blanket was woven for Racine Woolen Mills by Shuler & Benninghofen.

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Racine #6 (retired, but available in discounted limited quantity here): Tomahawks, Bows and Arrows

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Racine #5 (retired): Banded Diamonds

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Racine #4 (retired): A dizzying array of color, sawteeth and stars

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Racine#3 (retired): Crescent Moon and Shining Star

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Racine #2 (retired): Pipe and Feather – the other elements are two Navajo weaving combs, and an arrow under the pipe

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Racine #1 (retired): Class Y in the Racine catalog, “Yuma” in the Shuler & Benninghofen catalog

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Racine Woolen Mills has an interesting intersection with Pendleton’s history. In 1905, Racine Woolen Mills was furiously negotiating to buy a struggling mill in Pendleton, Oregon, with plans to increase trade blanket production by 300 percent. Those negotiations proved fruitless, and the Pendleton mill went silent in 1908. In 1909, Fanny Kay Bishop organized her three sons to take it over and transform it into the company we know today.

If Racine Woolen Mills had purchased the mill, who knows what the Pendleton story would have been?

 

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The Best Pendleton Sweaters for our 30% Off Pendleton Sweater Sale

Fall is here, and Pendleton is offering 30% off SELECT women’s sweaters valid online October 5-9, 2017. Offer includes free shipping on $150+ orders.

Starburst Stripe Cardigan (photo Michell Strizhius)

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A long cardigan you’ll love to wear as the weather cools down. This oversized shawl collar buttons you into the warmest shades of burgundy. Wraparound stripes with a burst of color on the back will remind you of Santa Fe sunsets. Pure merino wool makes this the softest.

Lattice Poncho Sweater

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This merino wool tunic pairs perfectly with leggings or slim jeans/pants. The oversized cowl makes a gorgeous neckline to frame your face. And let’s face it–swingy ponchos are fun!

Arrowhead Cardigan

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Cuddle up in lambswool in a beautiful charcoal knit cardigan. This sweater also took its cues from men’s sweaters, right down to the leather-covered buttons. You’ll love it with jeans in place of a jacket on those fall walks. Slightly dropped shoulders and a relaxed, easy fit make this a go-to cuddle sweater during the evenings to come.

Sunset Cross Pullover  (photo, Canopy Crew/Allen Meyer)

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A slim-fitting reimagining of our Sunset Cross blanket in Lambswool. It’s the perfect sweater with cords, and trim enough to wear under your blazer or jean jacket. Just imagine this shade of blue with your favorite pair of jeans…

Block Plaid Coatigan (Photo Kristen Frasca)

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Shown in Black and White, also available in Baltic Blue and Black. A long sweater coat in so-soft merino wool. Birdseye jacquard in an oversized block plaid with stylin’ 3/4-sleeves. Layer this one up in so many ways. You’ll wear it over your little black dress with ease.

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A sweater/jean jacket combination, perfect for bringing your personal style to the office or as a jacket outdoors. Beautiful quality lambswool knit paired with the ease of denim.

So how will you treat yourself? There are SO many more women’s sale sweater choices at www.pendleton-usa.com! We’re even offering free shipping on all orders over $150. The sale lasts through October 9 with the code FALL30 at checkout.

Thanks to our brand ambassadors Allen Meyer and the Canopy Crew, Kristen Frasca, and Michell Strizhius for their beautiful shots.

Here’s the fine print:

30% off select women’s sweaters valid online October 5-9, 2017. Offer includes free shipping on $150+ orders. Applies to standard ground shipping valid on online orders over $150 before taxes. Excludes furniture, oversized items or any items that require additional handling surcharges. Additional fees apply to multiple ship-tos. Not valid in retail, outlet or affiliate stores. May not be combined with any other offers or used on previous purchases. Discount does not include taxes.
Use code FALL30 at checkout.

Mea Alford, 1945 Pendleton Round-Up Princess

When Mary Esther Brock (or Mea, as she’s been called most of her life) was appointed to the Court, there hadn’t been a Pendleton Round-Up for two years. World War II was still going on, but the community missed their annual tradition so much that they decided to hold it anyway. And an important part of the Round-Up is the Round-Up Court.

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Pioneer Heritage

Round-Up royalty was chosen based on family history, age and ability to ride a horse. Mea, reminiscing, stressed that a family’s pioneer background was one of the most important criteria. Her father’s grandparents had come from Missouri on the Oregon Trail in 1848 or 1849, settling first in Heppner, where her father, Wilson E. Brock, was born. Her grandfather was treasurer of the first Pendleton Round-Up. So her pioneer pedigree was impeccable on her father’s side.

Mea’s mother came from New England. She’d graduated from Colby with a degree in library science, and gone west to open a library in North Bend. From there, she went to work at the University of Washington. She loved working in Seattle, but answered the call when the founding fathers of the town of Pendleton wanted to open a public library. She came to Pendleton and organized the town’s first library. She also met Wilson Brock, owner of Pendleton’s Taylor Hardware. They married, and Mea was born after a long wait for children.

“My father had to put up with an only girl child who wasn’t particularly athletic,” Mea remembered. She was active in drama and choir in high school, but she was the only child of a man who loved riding, hunting, skiing and boating. “I learned how to do all those things, but I was bad at all of them,” said Mea. She was much more interested in school than sports. “I loved my childhood—school was a wonderful and exciting place.”

The 1945 Court

Mea remembers a much smaller Round-Up than we see today, but it was an event. Her father, who owned the local hardware store, would close his business. Her parents had a box—she and her dad would go sit in the bleachers to be closer to the action–and her parents would host friends from all over the country. Said Mea, “The Round-Up was much loved by all.”

She was chosen as a Princess in April or May. Mea wasn’t exactly thrilled—she didn’t love horses—but the announcement of the court was a lengthy process full of suspense and fanfare. Princesses were announced one-by-one in the East Oregonian, with a photo and a big write-up. Two of the princesses were just out of the local high school—Mea and her friend Gloria, whose life dream was to be a princess. Another was from Helix, OR, and another was from a ranch in the foothills of the Wallowas. The Queen was part of a prominent local ranching family.

Said Mea, “Some of these girls had basically trained their entire lives to be on the Round Up Court. Not me, though. My dream was to be a Rose Festival Princess!” Mea might have felt underwhelmed, but her father was delighted. He had Hamley’s make a saddle for Mea with a silver horn, and had a leather fringe jacket like those worn for trick riding made for her as well. “My mother hated that jacket!”

Getting Ready

Mea had ridden since she was young alongside her father. They had matching grey Arabian horses—Tony was her father’s, and Smoky was Mea’s. She liked her dad’s horse better, as he was more active and less likely to pull back to the barn, so they traded. But she knew she wasn’t prepared for the level of horsemanship required. So she graduated from high school in late May and spent the first weeks of the summer of ’45 practicing her riding skills.

She was terrified.

Round-up Princesses had to jump two fences. Smoky was not a jumper, so a dear family friend loaned her a jumper—he was hard to control—much more difficult. Each day after she practiced the jumps, her father met her with a glass of ice water because her mouth was so dry from fear that she couldn’t even open her mouth. Said Mea, “This was the first experience in my life where I’d felt insecure and afraid. Thinking about it now still makes me shake.”

Summer Events

Over the summer, the Queen and her Court rode in very few parades. When they went to Portland for the big Rose Festival parade, they left the horses in Pendleton. Tires were extremely hard to get, and gas was impossible, so they went by train. She wore her special Round-Up attire, which included “Justin boots and a Stetson hat, which I didn’t like because it had a flat brim.”

Over the course of that summer, there were four Court events requiring escorts, and men were off in service.  Said Mea, “If you didn’t have a beau, the committee would find you one.” Mea did have a beau, in fact she’d had the same beau since first grade, but Bob Alford was in the service. Her dates for the four events were four strangers, all from different branches of the military. Mea said, “A mystery date for each date. They were all very nice. One of them showed up in my husband’s class in dental school. He came out one evening and told me, ‘I was your date during the Round-Up.’ He was the Navy date.”

The Main Event

September came, and with it, the main event. This would be a subdued and somber affair, not the usual swirl of socializing that Mew associated with the Round-Ups of her childhood. Soldiers on leave were there, reminding everyone of the sacrifices going on overseas. Since the war had drained off the men, women had taken over the ranches.

Said Mea, “Even producing the out-of-town horses was very difficult, because of the expense of getting them there. So there were a lot of local people raising calves and bulls and horses for the shows.” The result was much smaller, but people were so glad to have it back. Her mother didn’t mind the scaled-back nature of the Round-Up that year, as she could be overwhelmed by all the out-of-town hosting and general socializing.

On Opening Day, both horse and rider were nervous for the ride out. Pendleton firemen had hosed off the track on opening morning, and someone had left the firehose in front of the fence. Mea’s horse shied at the hose. Her mother says that she went so far over one side that the seat of her skirt brushed the ground, but she pulled herself up and back into the saddle. Mea was so terrified that she doesn’t remember, but her mother insisted that this was exactly how it happened.

Mea carried out all aspects of her courtly duties for the length of the Round-Up. On the last day, said Mea, “I got off my horse, got into my mother’s car and she drove me to California, where I was starting college.”

She has never been on a horse since.

Life after Round-Up

Mea arrived to Pomona wearing a fashionable shirtdress, a Hamley belt with silver buckle, her leather fringe jacket, white anklets and wooden sole Oscars (clogs). She got there late, due to her Round-Up duties. Her roommates were told to expect a rodeo princess. Mea thinks her roommates expected her to arrive on a horse.

Her mother sent her to school with 27 pleated skirts sewn with fabric from the Pendleton Woolen Mill. Said Mea, “I had absolutely NO ROOM FOR THEM. I finally mailed them home. This is how spoiled I was.”

Mea eventually transferred to the University of Oregon, where she was a standout in the school’s Theater department. She went to the Round-Up every year until she graduated, married, and moved to Hawaii with her husband, Bob Alford, “the same little boy who kissed me by the pencil sharpener in first grade.”

On a newlywed’s budget, they didn’t travel back to Pendleton very often. Once Mea had children of her own, they heard the story of Mea jumping the fence and brushing the ground many times. Later, when she finally took her children back to see it, she was surprised to see that somehow, the fence had shrunk!

The Princess Today

Mea and her husband raised their family in Portland, where she lives today. No one has taken up riding, although her daughter wanted (but never received) a horse. Mea’s custom saddle with the silver horn sits on a saddle block in her eldest granddaughter’s room.

During the Centennial of the Pendleton Round-Up, the directors asked the past royalty to return, to ride in the parade. Mea was one of six princesses who rode in a wagon pulled by donkeys. “Donkeys!” she laughed. “And no one knew who we were. ‘Who are you?’ people called out.” She remembered this with a smile while displaying the hat she wore.

She liked the brim of this hat much better–the hatband is the belt she was wearing in her photo above, and over her shirtdress when she arrived at Pomona.

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GQ: “Jeff Bridges will be “The Dude’ Now and Forever” (thanks to his sweater)

This week,  GQ.com is featuring everyone’s favorite Dude, Jeff Bridges.  He’s wearing a banquet of sweaters, a feast of sweaters, or maybe it’s a flock of sweaters.

Of course the standout is the Westerley Cardigan.

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Photo courtesy GQ.com

We think you should go read this. But that’s just our opinion. And if you are reading this blog post between 9/22/201 and 9/25/2017, you can save 25% off the Westerley with the code “FAMILY”.

Top Ten to Buy with your Friends & Family Discount

Our Fall Friends & Family sale is here, with 25% off all your men’s and Women’s apparel purchases–no exclusions! This is your chance to get those items you’ve been eyeing at a fantastic price with the code FAMILY.

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Details: 9/20/17 through 9/25/17. 25% off all apparel with the code FAMILY. We also have FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 and up. Pendleton Retail stores are offering 25% off all apparel, socks, towels, shower curtains, and rugs. Pendleton Outlet Stores have great deals going on, too, so stop in and see what you can’t live without!

Here are our top ten picks for what to buy during Pendleton’s Friends & Family event!

10_ Notch Collar Pea Coat

Pendleton is the place to go for REAL outerwear that will last you for seasons. The double-breasted Pea Coat is a classic design, patterned after the warm wool coats worn by sailors. Ours is a little more shaped, to flatter you. See your color choices here.

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9_Harding Jacquard Moto Jacket

Another classic with an entirely different feel; moto jacket styling in our historic Harding pattern. The discount on this one is awesome, so don’t hold back! More information here.

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8_ Gorge Jacket in Papago Park Jacquard

Our Gorge Jacket is an archival style, our Papago Park jacquard is a new favorite. This one will last you for life. Check it out here.

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7_Eton Plaid Blazer

Plaid blazers are the street style look of the season. Classic styles like these can be worn so many ways, so get creative! See your blazer options here.

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6_ Pamela Pleat Skirt

Is there anything more Pendleton than a pleated wool skirt? This one has front and back pleats sewn flat at the hips. The plaid is more visible as you walk, because the pleats open with your steps. Wool is woven in the USA, skirt made in the USA. See it here.

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5_The Cushman Cruiser

Another archival classic! A car coat with the retro style you love (and some of you remember). We changed up the buffalo check for this subtle tonal plaid, adding style but keeping all the lumberjack appeal. More info here.

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4_ Starburst Stripe Cardigan

Relaxed fit in pure merino wool with an intricate pattern on the back. You’ll reach for this over and over as the days get cooler. Perfect over jeans and and this season’s new favorite, cords. Size info here.

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3_Westerley in both colors

Dude, relax. You can have this now. And if you already own the classic Tan, we respectfully ask that you consider the new Black and Red, which isn’t new at all, really. It’s another colorway from the archives. Both abiding for you here.

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2_49’er Jacket

Still going strong after almost 70 years, the 49’er was the star piece in Pendleton’s first full womenswear collection in 1949. Its simple shape and superb construction will be part of your wardrobe for a long, long time. See more colors here.

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1_ALL PENDLETON WOOL SHIRTS

All of them. Yes, that’s right. ALL MEN’S WOOL SHIRTS ARE 25% OFF. Do we need to say more? See your many choices here: MEN’S WOOL SHIRTS

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And all women’s wool shirts, too! See them here: WOMEN’S WOOL SHIRTS

That’s it. What would you put at #1?

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Photography by Pendleton Woolen Mills unless otherwise noted. Many thanks to our talented brand ambassadors.

 

 

 

 

 

WE WALK TOGETHER by Ginew, Dyani White Hawk and Pendleton

Native American-owned apparel company Ginew of Portland, Oregon, has released their WE WALK TOGETHER wool blanket.

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The blanket represents a fusion of tribal cultures (Ojibwe, Oneida, and Mohican), and is the result of an exploration of design with artist DYANI WHITE HAWK. Each blanket is proudly woven in Oregon by Pendleton® Woolen Mills.

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GINEW, The Company

GINEW Gih-noo) is the only Native American owned premium denim collection. Focusing on American-made materials, they incorporate elements of their Native American heritage (Ojibwe, Oneida, & Mohican) to express a contemporary Native voice through premium apparel and accessories. Ginew is Native-Americana, fusing Native American style and workwear.

According to Ginew,

It is customary in our communities to wrap a newly joined couple in a blanket to symbolize their union. The blanket colors represent the sacred day (sunrise & sunset) and wampum belt (purples), teachings which impart values to guide us in our life together. The lodges are in the shape of traditional Ojibwe and Oneida dwellings. The crest fuses timeless symbols from each of our tribes, the dwelling (Ojibwe) and Skydome (Oneida). Together, the colors and symbols represent how we value our traditional beliefs in our home as we walk this journey of life together.

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The Artist, Dyani White Hawk

Dyani White Hawk is a mixed-media artist and curator working in Minneapolis, MN. White Hawk draws from her multi-cultural background and education to create abstract paintings and mixed media works that speak to her upbringing as a Lakota woman in an urban American landscape.

She talks about her background and design process:

I am a painter and mixed-media artist. I work predominantly in abstraction. My work combines influences, mediums and histories of modern abstract painting and Lakota abstract art forms. You can find more information on my website: www.dyaniwhitehawk.com

Erik, Amanda, and myself all met when we were at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was a brief, single dinner meeting, but the connection lasted. I was excited to hear from Erik on ways we could collaborate. He threw out a few different possibilities before this one came together. In a very collaborative process, we worked to achieve a design that spoke to each of their tribal backgrounds, their individuality, their partnership, and their vision for high quality, finely crafted, culturally rooted products.

I am grateful for the partnership and the opportunity provided through our work together. Moreover, I am most excited to be able to be a part of and support the dreams and visions for another Native entrepreneurial team.

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The WE WALK TOGETHER blanket is woven of pure virgin wool and cotton. Each wool blanket is 64” x 80”, unnapped, felt bound, and adorned with a custom suede patch. Available on ginewusa.com.

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A Colorful Smoky Mountain Elopement

Today’s post is a repost from thebridelink.com  (with permission, of course). Enjoy it here, and if you’d like to see more photos, head over there! 

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Photography:  Leah Moyers Photography    Officiant : Radiant Gatherings

There is something so intimate, meaningful, and special about an elopement. The act of two people intentionally choosing to say ‘I do’ JUST to each other (and sometimes just parents or immediate family) has a certain charm that we adore. We were smitten when looking through talented Leah Moyers‘ photographs of their creekside ceremony in the Smoky Mountains National Park. We are all about infusing meaning into as many wedding day details as possible and Sandie and Greg did this to perfection – below you’ll read how this sweet couple met and why boats and water are paramount in their relationship (swoon…). After a personalized ceremony reading by officiant Radiant Gatherings, the newlyweds headed to Tennessee staple property Blackberry Farm for dinner and continued celebrations. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs!

Leah Moyers said:

“Smoky Mountain and Blackberry Farm Elopement: Sandie & Greg’s intimate elopement was so special, what incredible locations! We started the day in their room at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN. Blackberry Farm is “one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels… situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains… one of the top rated properties in the world.” Sandie chose a beautiful Alice+Olivia dress with intricate embroidered scenes depicting wildlife and nature, very fitting for their wedding day in the mountains. Sandie’s earrings were cast rosemary. During the Victorian era, the herbs a bride carried held serious meaning: rosemary stood for remembrance. She wore a cast feather bracelet, her grandmother’s pin in her hair and clogs from Bryr’s handmade bridal line. We enjoyed wandering around the farm and taking portraits by the stream, the garden and the boat house. Sandie & Greg met on a weekend long kayaking trip and the boat house was a perfect place for them to have portraits made as boats are an important and sentimental part of their life together. Their ceremony took place by the water on mossy rocks in a magnificent part of the Smoky Mountains National Park. Intimate elopements are seriously amazing to photograph and I enjoyed spending the day with Sandie & Greg, capturing them in these beautiful natural areas. After they said I do Greg washed Sandie’s feet in the mountain stream and they celebrated with more portraits, a glass of champagne and wrapped themselves up in a Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pendleton blanket, a beautiful wedding gift. They ended their day with a dinner and weekend celebration at Blackberry Farm and then off to a Caribbean honeymoon. Officiant- Radiant Gatherings, Yacoubian Tailors, Pretty Little Papers, earrings and cuff bracelet by Michael Michaud, The Clay Pot Floral”

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In continuing with the mountain and nature theme, Sandie and Greg’s inviations featured the prettiest foraged foliage.


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Sandie’s boho-fabulous Alice + Olivia gown was so her! We loved the personalization this couple placed on their wedding day.


Smoky Mountain Wedding

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Now this is a first kiss… cue the ‘aaaaw’ …


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Greg washed Sandie’s feet in the mountain stream. We love this meaningful and traditional gesture of utmost respect and love.


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Force Friday II : Two New Chapters in the Star Wars x Pendleton Blanket Saga

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Pendleton Woolen Mills is proud to announce two new blankets in our Star Wars x Pendleton blanket series, in honor of Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. Preorder Here: Star Wars Blankets.

The history

Forty years ago, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” scrolled across a screen for the very first time.  In the decades since, generations of fans have visited the Star Wars universe through films, novels, graphic novels, amusement rides and more.

When LucasFilm became part of the Disney family, Pendleton Woolen Mills was there to welcome them, thanks to an association that stretches all the way back to opening day of Disneyland in 1955, when Walt Disney invited us to open a western mercantile in Frontierland.

Star Wars today

Pendleton celebrates the latest Star Wars’ release with designs that combine timeless Pendleton motifs with Star Wars characters who wield the power of the Force; for good and for evil. “Remember…the Force will be with you, always.”

The Blankets!

The Last Jedi

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a new chapter in the Star Wars saga unfolds. Flanked by the Millennium Falcon, Rey stands at the center, raising her lightsaber in a gesture of defiance against the First Order. The story of Star Wars: The Last Jedi unfolds in a Banded Stripe pattern that harkens back to the Golden Age of trade blankets.  This exclusive Pendleton design is available in a hand-numbered edition of 1,977 with a custom Star Wars label and Certificate of Authenticity.

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  • 64″ x 72″
  • Unnapped, felt bound
  • 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
  • Jacquard woven for a dramatic reverse option
  • Dry clean
  • Made in USA

The Last Jedi blanket arrives packaged in a box that will fit with your Ultimate Collector’s Set.

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A New Alliance

The perfect gift for your favorite young Padawan: a child-sized blanket featuring beloved character Chewbacca in an exclusive Pendleton design for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A confused Chewbacca studies the porgs, not sure what to make of these curious and mimicking creatures.

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  • 32″ x 44″
  • Napped with whipstitch binding
  • 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
  • Jacquard woven for a dramatic reverse option
  • Dry clean
  • Made in USA

A New Alliance comes packaged in a special collector’s box.

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How to get them!

Pre-order these new blankets at www.pendleton-usa.com. And enjoy these two gentlemen enjoying the heck out of their new Star Wars Pendleton blankets!

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WOVEN: Pendleton’s interactive magazine for Summer 2017

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It’s here! The second issue of WOVEN , our Pendleton lifestyle magazine, celebrates summer, surf, sand, and Pendleton road trips.  We launched the print version at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, where it was received with enthusiasm that matched our winter issue. We love featuring the work of our talented brand ambassadors in print!

The online version links to related stories, so check it out right here: www.pendleton-usa.com/mag