Each year, Pendleton does a robust custom blanket business for companies, tribes, artists and philanthropic organizations. These are definitely Pendleton blankets, but the entire production run is produced for (and belongs to) the client.
It’s a process to bring blankets to the loom. We have a special department that handles all the steps needed to bring a customer’s ideas to life. We help to translate design ideas into workable patterns that we can actually produce. We give advice on color and finishing, and create special labels that tell the story of the blanket.
This year, we were honored to produce custom blankets for two of our national parks. You read about the colorful new Yellowstone blanket earlier this summer. For Yosemite National Park, we produced a gorgeous blanket in black, cream and grey.
This design echoes the iconic black and white photography of Ansel Adams. This revered photographer’s work didn’t just immortalize nature. His work helped protect it, as well. You can read about his life here: ANSEL ADAMS and see some of his incredible work in this interview with his son.
Just as we did with the Yellowstone blanket, we sent the Yosemite blanket to three of our brand ambassadors. We wanted to see the blanket through their lenses. Their interpretations are beautiful and surprisingly different.
Kate Rolston took the blanket to the mountains:
And Bri Heiligenthal brought the blanket home:
Three different visions of one beautiful blanket. Thanks to our amazing photographers. Follow them on Instagram for more.
And the blanket? Of course you can get your own! Right here: YOSEMITE GIFT SHOP