LEE® and PENDLETON – Announcing a New Collaboration

It’s a First

A jacket from the 2021 Lee/Pendleton collaboration

We are excited to announce the launch of our first collaboration with Lee®, the iconic apparel brand known for its timeless style. This limited-edition drop reimagines essentials from almost 300 years of combined apparel experience.

Original Lee® styles such as the Lee 101™ Jean, Union-Alls® and Storm Rider® Jacket have been remixed with exclusively designed Pendleton plaids and stripes. Each legacy pattern has been reimagined in new colorways, with fabrics woven in Pendleton’s USA mills.

Cone Denim

Two models wearing clothing from the Lee/Pendleton collaboration lounge on a sofa.

The jeans are crafted and sewn in Greensboro, North Carolina. These styles feature some of the last remaining American selvedge denim from Cone Denim’s White Oak Mill, which closed in 2017. This legendary, high-quality denim is woven on vintage Draper shuttle looms that only produced 100 yards a day.  

“Pendleton’s use of beautiful color and pattern has always been a source of inspiration. Working together is a dream come true,” said Betty Madden, vice-president of global design, Lee®. “We’ve taken a fresh design approach and incorporated Cone Mills’ selvedge denim to make this collection heirloom quality with stunning craftsmanship. I’m thrilled with this collaboration.”  

“Working with Lee® was a perfect pairing. Their authentic American heritage brand echoes Pendleton’s dedication to quality, design and textile innovation,” said Peter Bishop, Pendleton’s executive vice president of merchandise and design. “With so many years of combined craftsmanship and expertise, we’re excited to see this unique apparel and blanket collection come to life.”

More Info and Where to Buy

A man and woman pose wearing Cone Denim clothes from the Lee/Pendleton collaboration, with the blanket beside them.

The collection includes men’s and women’s jeans, shirts, jackets and Union-Alls, as well as a limited-edition woolen blanket made of an exclusive Pendleton® stripe design. The collection is available on Lee® and Pendleton’s websites, and later this month in select Pendleton retailers and independent boutiques.

For more information, visit

LEE: https://www.lee.com/pendleton.html

PENDLETON: https://pendleton-usa.com

Ariat & Pendleton 2021 – the clothing.

Ariat and Pendleton part two has arrived

Ariat x Pendleton Do you remember the boots we showed you recently? Of course you do! Ariat and Pendleton Boots

We’re excited to show you the second part of this amazing collaboration for 2021; apparel for men and women that combines Ariat’s classic Western style with Pendleton’s iconic patterns.

Here is a sampler; just a peek, really, thanks to these photographers: @careeoke @celesteofthewest @cowgirl.cait

A woman in a western hat leans against a barn. She is wearing Ariat x Pendleton shirt.
A woman in a Pendleton patterned jacket by Ariat
A woman does up a man's shirt cuff. He iswearing an Ariat Pendleton shirt.
A woman in a western hat, a Pendleton Ariat shirt, and a sheepskin jacket.

There are many styles for men and women in the collection. Check out the complete looks here: Ariat Pendleton Collection

GLCO x Pendleton – A New Collaboration

SoCal Dreaming

Garret Leight California Optical (GLCO) has partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills for a limited edition blanket inspired by GLCO’s unique hometown, Venice Beach, California. The collaboration has a wonderful artistic synergy, thanks to GLCO’s brand roots, and Pendleton’s place in Southern California’s early surf scene.

A smiling woman wearing GLCO sunglasses reclines on the GLCO x pendleton blanket

(photo copyright 2021 GLCO)

The pattern, based on the unique geometric configuration of the historic Venice Beach Canals of Los Angeles County, shines in the bright colors of Venice Beach, where the sun meets the ocean.

GLCO x Pendleton blanket flat shot, copyright 2021 GLCO

Our Collaboration Partner

Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) is an eyewear lifestyle brand founded in Venice Beach CA in 2010. The brand brings a fresh perspective to tailored eyewear by blending classic and new, the iconic and the innovative in optical and sunglass collections handcrafted of the finest quality material.

So of course the pattern will also adorn a bespoke eyewear case! The case fits all styles of eyewear. It’s finished in the same whipstitch binding as the blanket, with a soft lens-friendly lining. No two of these cases will be alike.

GLCO x PWM blanket with the glasses case. 
Photo copyright 2021 GLCO)

Garrett Leight, Founder & CEO of GLCO, said, “I’ve been collecting Pendleton flannels for over two decades. So, when the opportunity arose to partner with this amazing heritage brand I had to jump all over it. Pendleton is the expert in what they do and are well known for world-class wools and fabrics. I’m excited to release a collaboration that embraces the roots of my hometown.”

Mill Time

The blanket draped over a white sofa. (photo copyright 2021 GLCO)

The blanket and case are made with wool woven in our USA mills. Enjoy the mill action here.

Here is a back view of the fabric on the roller.

GLCO x Pendleton blanket on the loom, copyright PWM 2021

The Canals

Those blues and yellows bring the blanket to life in the colors of California; especially the colors of sunny Venice Beach, an artsy, edgy neighborhood that’s home to the famous Venice Canals. These iconic waterways were designed by Abbott Kinney in 1905. Kinney wanted to bring the look and feel of Venice, Italy, to Los Angeles County.

1910 real estate flyer photo-Public domain By Venice Chamber of Commerce
 http://dbase1.lapl.org/webpics/calindex/documents/12/521439.pdf, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32203441)

His original network of seven canals was soon joined by six more (the New Amsterdam canals). The Venetian ambience included gondolas with singing gondoliers who poled their way through this picturesque and beautiful seaside resort town. But when America’s love affair with the automobile heated up in 1920, the canals fell into disuse. Seven canals were filled in to make room for roads, and by 1940, the remaining six fell into disrepair. In 1992, those six canals were renovated and reopened.

Venice CA canal bridge unsplash photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

Today, the canals form a waterway through one of the most beautiful and desirable residential neighborhoods in the area, a National Historic Site since 1982.

Venice Canal CA homes, Photo by tamara garcevic on Unsplash

Photo by tamara garcevic on Unsplash

Where to Find the Blanket

The limited edition blanket and custom eyewear case will be available starting October 19, 2021 on garrettleight.com, garrettleight.eu, and GLCO retail stores nationwide.

A young woman wrapped in a blanket stands in front of greenery

(photo copyright 2021 GLCO)
Made in USA label with eagle for Pendleton

Ariat and Pendleton for 2021 – the Boots!

Exclusive Pendleton patterns on all-leather Ariat Boots?

Count us in.

Pendleton Dixon Western Boot (Women’s)

We’re excited to announce another collaboration with Ariat, International, the leading manufacturer of performance equestrian footwear. Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into riding boots that are as wearable as they are beautiful.

The collaboration showcases three boot styles.

Pendleton Dixon Western Boot (Women’s)

  • Premium full-grain leather foot and upper
  • Classic Pendleton® prints
  • Classic four-row stitch pattern
  • Hand-nailed, color stained leather sole
Pendleton Dixon Western Boot (Women’s)

Pendleton Circuit Savanna Western Boot (Women’s)

  • Full-grain leather foot and upper
  • Leather lining
  • Classic Pendleton® prints on upper
  • Color stained, scoured and distressed leather sole
Pendleton Circuit Savanna Western Boot (Women’s)

Circuit Pendleton Western Boot (Men’s)

  • Full-grain leather foot and upper
  • Leather lining
  • Classic Pendleton® prints on upper
  • Duratread™ heel tap for wear resistance
Circuit Pendleton Western Boot (Men’s)

More on the Way

Pendleton Dixon Western Boot (Women’s)

Ariat and Pendleton clothing styles are coming in October and November. So stay tuned!

You can learn even more about the boots and their quality construction features here:

Ariat and Pendleton for 2021

Andre Walker, the Met Costume Institute, and Pendleton

A Beautiful Exhibit

Hallway leading to the American Style exhibit at the Met Costume Institute, photo courtesy Artnet

In 2018, we worked with iconic designer Andre Walker to provide fabrics for recreations of some of his most iconic styles. Pieces from this collection are part of an important new exhibit on American style at the Met Costume Institute.

According to Artnet News

One of Andre Walker's designs, featured in the exhibit, using Pendleton's Glacier National Park stripe fabric. Photo courtesy Artnet.

The exhibition, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, is based around the concept of a patchwork quilt, with each square representing a feeling that corresponds to the spirit of a particular garment or runway collection. Feelings like warmth and comfort are visualized through a blanket-coat that Andre Walker designed with Pendleton Woolen Mills, paying homage to the Oregon-based company that was founded in 1863, and Oscar de la Renta’s floral-festooned dresses—over the years favored by Taylor Swift and Wintour herself—represent joy and delight.

We are extremely proud to be part of this exhibit!

More Information

See more featured designs and read the feature here: Artnet News

Read about our 2018 work with Andre here: Pendleton on the Runway

Vans and Pendleton for 2021

Our first collaborative partner

Yes, it was Vans, and we’ll tell you a little more about that original collaboration in a bit. But the exciting news? One of our earliest collaborations with Vans has been reprised! It’s the return of Pendleton Original Surf Plaid–a pattern made famous when the Beach Boys wore these shirts on their Surfer Girl album–in two styles that pay homage to the legendary shoe company’s earliest days.

You can see the collection here: VANS X PENDLETON 2021

And you can read about the Beach Boys connection here: Beach Boys AKA the Pendletones

ANAHEIM FACTORY AUTHENTIC 44 DX IN ORIGINAL SURF PLAID

ANAHEIM FACTORY AUTHENTIC 44 DX

From Vans: The Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX pays tribute to our first Vans factory in Anaheim, California, by borrowing details from the original Authentic and offering modernized comfort with upgraded Ortholite® sockliners. This iconic lace-up shoe also includes throwback details like the original style number, higher glossed foxing tape, and cotton laces, and features classic Pendleton plaid uppers to complete the look.

ANAHEIM FACTORY SK8-HI 38 DX IN ORIGINAL SURFPLAID

ANAHEIM FACTORY SK8-HI 38 DX

From Vans: The Anaheim Factory Sk8-Hi 38 DX pays tribute to our first Vans factory in Anaheim, California by borrowing details from the original Sk8-Hi and offering modernized comfort with upgraded Ortholite® sockliners. This legendary high top shoe also includes throwback details like the original style number, higher glossed foxing tape, and cotton laces. Sturdy suede and classic Pendleton plaid uppers complete the iconic look.

Throwback to an even earlier collab

Back in the 1970s, when Pendleton had a store in the Disneyland Resort (which was just Disneyland back then) Vans and Pendleton offered Vans sneakers made with pendleton plaids. We have a pair of those in our archives, and until recently they were part of our heritage Hallway display. Here are a few views of those sneakers,

Vans x pendleton shoes from the 1970s in airtight display box, Pendleton Heritage hallway display

The second colorways of the 2021 sneakers are made in the same Royal Stewart tartan!

ANAHEIM FACTORY AUTHENTIC 44 DX IN RED STEWART TARTAN
ANAHEIM FACTORY SK8-HI 38 DX IN RED STEWART TARTAN

So whether you choose the Original Surf Plaid, or the Red Royal Stewart Tartan, you’re throwing it back. Way back.

Here are a few more views of the original sneakers, so you can appreciate all those retro details.

Side view of original Vans x Pendleton collaboration from the 1970s
Top view of original Vans x Pendleton collaboration from the 1970s
Back view of original Vans x Pendleton collaboration from the 1970s

To read more about our history with Disneyland, click here:

Pendleton and Disneyland: We Go Way Back

Rare Photos of the Pendleton Store at Disneyland

Happy 90th to Mickey Mouse!

When Pendleton Meets Packard, with a Disneyland Twist

And here’s the link to Vans, again: VANS X PENDLETON 2021

Bring the Great Outdoors to Your Wrist with Pendleton’s Bands for Fitbit

A young woman holds a Pendleton blanket wearing a Pendleton Fitbit device

An exciting new collaboration

From running local trails to exploring the great outdoors, Fitbit goes on every kind of journey with you. That’s why we are excited to partner with a company that shares our zest for adventure.

The logo for the Fitbit x Pendleton collaboration

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Through this collaboration, Fitbit brings iconic Pendleton patterns to an original accessory collection for Fitbit Versa 3TM and Fitbit SenseTM.

These heritage-inspired woven bands are made with REPREVE® recycled plastic fibers for thoughtful, sustainable style that brings nature’s energy and beauty straight to your wrist. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with these two bands as much as we’re excited to bring them to you.

A young woman wearing a Pendleton Fitbit on her wrist and a Pendleton blanket around her shoulders

Blue/Grey Canyonlands

The Canyonlands band celebrates the grand pinnacles of the famous rocks that create Utah’s skyline, and embodies the movement of sunlight skimming across the state’s canyons.

 young woman wearing a white sweater and a Pendleton Fitbit device

Blue/Pink Basket Maker

The Basket Maker band pattern pays tribute to the traditional basket weaving techniques of traditional basket makers in the American Southwest, the Yavapai. These skilled artisans wove baskets so tightly that they could carry grain and hold water— and wove patterns so intricately that their artwork still lives on in museums, and as highly prized family pieces that have stood the test of time.

See both bands and the new Fitbit Versa 3 device here: Pendleton and Fitbit

This collaboration is a place where heritage and high tech unite. Both iconic bands are designed to work with Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense—so you can focus on the adventure ahead of you.

Kith, Coke, and PWM for 2020

Hands holding a garment with labels for Coca-Cola, Kith, Pendleton

A New Collaboration

On August 15th, Kith and Coca Cola unveiled their fifth yearly collaboration, welcoming Pendleton as a new third partner, and reprising partnerships with Converse, Mitchell & Ness, and Golden Bear.

We have worked with Kith before, but this is our first time to work together as a third party on a collaboration. Pendleton’s capsule features our patterns on summer apparel for men and women. Three skate decks add to the fun.

The collection dropped this past Saturday online and at Kith Tokyo, Selfridges, and Hirshleifers, and was mostly sold out in an hour. There are some beautiful women’s pieces left!

A young woman sits in a chair wearing Kith Pendleton garments

Learn More

For more information about the entire collection, visit Kith’s blog: About the Kith x Coca Cola Collaboration

You can shop online here: Kith x Coca Cola Shop

Nike N7 and The College Fund blanket for 2019 – 7 Generations

7 Generations

7 Generations wool blanket by Pendleton for the College Fund.

We are proud to present “7 Generations,” the latest blanket in the American Indian College Fund Collection which helps fund scholarships for Native American students. “7 Generations” is also our newest partnership with Nike’s N7 Fund, a trust whose mission is to bring sports to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the US and Canada.

Decoding the Symbols

Front and back views of the new N7/College Fund blanket by Pendleton

This USA-made wool blanket illustrates the past, present and future of Native peoples. The central N7 motif represents the impact of each person (the diamond) on the three generations before and after (arrows). A storm pattern with zigzags of lightning honors heritage, while steps show the path to overcoming life’s challenges. The rich colors were inspired by traditional dyes, and reflect the beauty of the southwestern landscape.

The Designer

Designer Tracie Jackson sits on a stage wearing Nike N7 gear she designed.

This blanket was designed by Tracie Jackson, a Diné artist and designer from Star Mountain in the Navajo Nation. She is a 4th generation artisan. Her grandparents and mother are silversmiths, and both her maternal great grandmothers are rug weavers. Her family encouraged her to study the traditional art forms of her tribe, and with their support she became a painter, jeweler, beader, and graphic designer.

Tracie studied design at the University of Oregon and currently works in Portland, Oregon, designing for the Nike N7 program. This has been her dream job since she was 14 years old, when she first saw N7 at a Native basketball tournament. “I was taught to get an education and use it to help our Native community, which pushed me to become a designer for N7.”

Photos and Models

7 Native American women on a raised platform dressed in Nike clothing and shoes.

The photos of this collection are fantastic. You’ll notice that the designer and her models–athletes, leaders and activists–are holding shutter buttons, and choosing how to represent themselves in these photographs by taking their own shots. We are proud to be part of this.

See and Learn More

Please go see the entire collection here: Nike N7 collection

See the “7 Generations” blanket here: 7 Generations

Pendleton label with bald eagle: "Pendleton since 1863 Highest Quality Made in the USA."

Shwood x Pendleton Instagram giveaway for 2019 – starts tomorrow!

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Six Frame Styles!

Our latest collaboration with Shwood is here, and we are celebrating with an Instagram giveaway that starts on Friday, June 28th at 9am PST! Rules are after the video.

The collaboration includes six frame styles and two patterns.

First, Chief Joseph in grey/turquoise. The pattern wraps the inner portions of the acetate sections. The exterior is a very cool grey.

Four pair of Pendleton x Shwood sunglasses rest on a folded Chief Joseph towel, by Pendleton.

Next, a wire-rim aviator. The stripe accents are fantastic!

Two pairs of Pendleton x Shwood sunglasses sit on a folded Glacier National Park blanket by Pendleton.

 

There are awesome small elements on each of these frames; Shwood has done an incredible job on the details.

A pair of Pendleton x Shwood sunglasses sits on a wood table. You can see the details of the branding in this shot, including the Chief Joseph pattern and a small teepee in red on the eyeglass stem.

(see all styles on faces below)

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The Shwood x Pendleton sunglasses are available at our website, so check them out and get ready for summer in style. See them here: Shwood and Pendleton for Summer 2019

Enter the giveaway at our Instagram: @pendletonwm

And go behind-the-scenes in this video.

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