Tommy Bahama is based in Seattle, and Pendleton Woolen Mills is based in Portland. Both brands share a PNW sensibility and a love of the beach lifestyle. So we’ve joined forces on the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection, with men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and home products. The collection launches on October 4th at select Tommy Bahama stores, tommybahama.com, select Pendleton retail store locations and Pendleton-usa.com.
The collection is built around two collaborative fabric patterns. The Aloha Harding Print unites Pendleton’s Harding design with tropical florals. The Island Serape Stripe features a tropical leaf pattern jacquard with Pendleton’s classic blanket stripe. There are a variety of fabrics involved, but the wool fabrics and blankets are made exclusively in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest mills for this collection.
Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Collection went live, as announced on his Instagram: Instagram. The collection was available exclusively at a NYC pop-up shop in SoHo. Read more about it at these magazines:
If you weren’t there (and we know you wish you were), you can see the “Morning Light” blanket up close in our unboxing video.
The Pendleton team loved working with JT and his team on the Man of the Woods project, which celebrates Justin’s roots and where he is today. We’re having a celebration of our own with an Instagram giveaway of the Grand Canyon National Park blanket, one of the inspirations for this collaboration.
The history of Pendleton Woolen Mills and Disneyland
It all began when Walt Disney extended a personal invitation to be retail partners in the Park. Walt was a fan of Pendleton’s “fleece to fashion” vertical manufacturing, which at the time included ownership of our own flocks and scouring facilities. He saw a fit for us in Frontierland as part of his vision of America’s Wild West.
The Dry Goods Emporium
We were more than excited to be part of Disneyland. Pendleton established a ‘Dry Goods Emporium’ that opened for business right along with the rest of the park on July 17, 1955.
The store was a rustic wonderland of Pendleton’s woolen products, along with belts, wallets, hats, and other Western-themed merchandise.
Much of the clothing sold in Disneyland had its own special labeling that featured the spires of Cinderella’s castle.
It seems that a new plaid Pendleton shirt was part of the vacation for many young men in America, and the store set a record for sales of Turnabout reversible skirts in the late fifties. Our Disneyland store was phenomenally successful. We had a unique way to share the bounty of the Disneyland store’s sales. Visitors were asked for their zipcodes, and credit for the purchase was awarded to their nearest Pendleton store back home.
It’s said that the family that plays together stays together. Well, what does a family who plaids together do? Whatever it is, this family from 1963 is doing it in Pendleton style.
1963 was the year that Clarence M. Bishop took his own Gold Ticket tour of Disneyland. The Bishop family is a hardworking bunch, and when they vacation, they tend to gravitate towards places where they can ride or fish. But Mr. Bishop had a great time in Anaheim, according to all reports.
Today, and the Heritage Hallway
We’re glad that a trip to the old store remains a favorite memory of so many of Disneyland’s long-time guests. We have been asked, “What happened?” by Disney guests who remember our store with nostalgia. The partnership dissolved amicably when the Disneyland Resort shifted their merchandising focus to more Disney-oriented goods. The store closed in April of 1990. Today, the Bonanza Emporium does carry some Pendleton merchandise, as does Ramone’s House of Body Art.
In our Heritage Hallway, you can find a framed letter from Walt Disney about the partnership, and a small bronze of Jiminy Cricket. The letter came to invite us to the official press and television premiere on July 17th, 1955.
The bronze was a gift to us from Disney.
Jiminy stands on a matchbox wearing a medallion that says, simply, “30.”
The statue’s inscription reads: “PENDLETON WOOLEN MILLS in commemoration and appreciation of 30 years of association with DISNEYLAND 1955-1985”
We’re proud of our history with Disneyland, and want to say thanks to all the guests who have made us part of their visit.
To celebrate the much beloved stories of Harry Potter and his friends, Pendleton has woven a series of Harry Potter blankets that feature iconic and memorable moments that will forever live in everyone’s imagination. These luxurious wool blankets, made in the USA, will warm readers young and old as they explore the story of the world’s favorite wizard, Harry Potter.
Gryffindor house is known for bravery and valor, and members of House Gryffindor demonstrate chivalry, nerve, and daring. On the scarlet and gold blanket, Gryffindor’s lion rampant is surrounded by cauldrons, owls, Godric Gryffindor’s sword and Harry Potter’s wand.
Slytherins are known for their ambition, shrewdness, and cunning. On the emerald and grey blanket, Slytherin’s coiled serpent is surrounded by bats, snakes, Draco Malfoy’s wand and Regulus Black’s locket.
Ravenclaw is the home of great scholars, thinkers and questioners, and members of House Ravenclaw are known for their intelligence, wit, and creativity. On the midnight blue and fire red blanket, Ravenclaw’s majestic eagle spreads his wings, surrounded by eagles, eagle feathers, Rowena’s diadem and Luna Lovegood’s wand.
Members of House Hufflepuff are known for their loyalty, patience, and dedication. On the warm gold, slate and and grey blanket, Hufflepuff’s hardworking badger is surrounded by lightning bolts, flying keys, Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup and Cedric Diggory’s wand.
All four blankets are available in a matched-number collector’s set as well.
We also have some adorable child-sized blankets!
Iconic signs and symbols from Harry Potter’s journey are featured on a warmly colored blanket. how many can you spy?
Hogwarts is My Home
Owl messengers sail through the night sky with important messages for the students of Hogwarts in this beautiful black and white design.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Harry Potter without a warm wool muffler. Night Messenger in blue, and Hogwarts Houses in black and white will keep you warm all winter.
The Harry Potter Collection by Pendleton is a labor of love, and we’re excited to share it with you. But don’t dawdle! The Hogwarts House blankets are all in a limited edition.
Native American-owned apparel company Ginew of Portland, Oregon, has released their WE WALK TOGETHER wool blanket.
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.
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.
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.
The WE WALK TOGETHERblanket 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.
We are celebrating the release of Star Wars: Rogue One with a blanket giveaway on Instagram. It begins Thursday, December 15 at Noon (12 pm) Pacific Standard Time, and runs until Midnight on Sunday night–also Pacific Standard Time (please note, the contest has ended).
To enter, follow us on Instagram if you don’t already! If you are already a follower, you’ve met the first requirement without even trying.
Next, find our Instagram post of this image:
In a comment on this exact post, leave a comment tagging at least one of your friends who are also on Instagram. Remember, tag your friends on Instagram, not this blog.
That’s it! You’ll be entered. You don’t even have to mention how intriguing the blanket is, or how excited you are to see Star Wars: Rogue One (though, like us, you probably can’t wait). Just an Instagram handle will do the job.
Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 19th, with notification soon after.
The Star Wars: Rogue One blanket is BEAUTIFUL! Here’s a flat shot:
Dark silhouettes hint at the mysterious heroes at the heart of Rogue One, the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga. This limited edition Pendleton blanket gives you a sneak peek at new characters Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor, as well as the droid K-2SO, the tropical planet of Scarif–and is that Darth Vader and the Death Star in the distance?
Bands of green reflect the film’s muted palette, while geometric shapes add a distinctive finishing touch. The intricate and reversible design is made possible by Pendleton’s state-of-the-art looms and weaving expertise. Exclusive Pendleton design. Hand-numbered edition of 1,977 with a custom Star Wars label and Certificate of Authenticity.
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In collaboration with MARVEL, we are commemorating the 75th anniversary of Marvel Super Hero, Captain America, with the introduction of a registered, limited-edition series of blankets, available as a numbered boxed set, or individually.
The Captain America blanket is leading the charge, and is available for pre-order now at http://www.pendleton-usa.com. The other blankets will be up soon–but we’re letting you have a sneak peek.
We’re also celebrating Veteran’s Day by dedicating part of the proceeds from the sale of the Captain America blanket to the Fisher House Foundation, effective November 4-11, 2016. The Fisher House Foundation recognizes the special sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and their families, and supports America’s military heroes, both Veterans and active duty service members, in their time of need.
And here are the blankets!
Marvel’s Captain America Blanket (available for pre-order NOW)
The characters appear to be bursting out of the blanket. The patterns support the strong comparison, creating directional movement and energy. Red triangles and ombré blues reflect the film’s patriotic palette, while striking black geometric shapes add a distinctive finishing touch.
Exclusive Pendleton design. Hand-numbered edition of 1,939 with a custom Marvel label and Certificate of Authenticity.
64″ x 72″
Pure virgin wool/cotton woven in our American mills
Made in USA
Marvel’s The Avengers Muchacho BlanketPendleton celebrates Marvel’s classic Super Heroes with a special edition child-sized blanket. Bad dreams stand no chance against the collective superpowers of Black Widow, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and The Incredible Hulk. The littlest fans will love vibrant ombré blues and red alongside striking geometric shapes and iconic symbols from the comic books.
32″ x 44″
Unnapped with whipstitched edges
Pure virgin wool/cotton woven in our American mills
We’re proud to show off our newest collaboration with Kitsbow: the Icon shirt for 2016. This shirt is a marriage of wool, Nature’s first technical fabric, with Schoeller 3X Dry panels.
Icon shirt features
articulated sleeves and cuffs to create an adapted fit ready for riding
Classic menswear styling
Perforated stretch gussets at shoulders for increased mobility and ventilation both on and off the bike
Laser cut 3X Dry Schoeller panels strategically placed over shoulders and elbows for abrasion resistance
Pendleton Wool woven in Washougal, Washington
Leather label with hand-branded logo
This shirt happens to be Men’s Journal’s pick for best cycling shirt.
Here’s what they’re saying about it: “This Pendleton wool flannel shirt has been in Kitsbow’s lineup for a few years now and during testing it’s proven rugged both while commuting and as an excellent piece for hiking and even as an apres-ski shirt. The USA-woven wool is naturally wind- and water-resistant, and a lot warmer than cotton flannel. Kitsbow adds venting and articulation at the backs of the shoulders, as well as subtle patching at the shoulders and elbows, the better to protect against abrasion if you decide to ride singletrack in the Icon. For us the best application though has been as an everyday piece that flows seamlessly between commuting, coffee shop runs, and weekends chopping wood to build a bonfire.”
Just a note, here. Kitsbow chooses the fabrics for these shirts. It never fails that when presented with the full array of our Umatilla wool plaids, they choose the very best of the classic Pendleton plaids. So go see the full selection at Kitsbow.com .
Thanks to Kitsbow for all photography. Now get out there and ride!
Our favorite New York-based, western USA-raised designer has once again taken beautiful Pendleton blankets and transformed them as only she can. With careful attention to the play of each blanket’s patterns, she’s created magic. We’ve linked to the blanket used in each cape so you can see them flat, and truly appreciate what she does. The cape above is made from a Spirit Guide blanket.
Above, a cape made with J. Capps & Sons Tribute #7.
The cape above is made from the gorgeous Stella Maris blanket, designed by artist Alyssa Pheobus.
The capes above and below are made with the Sky Walkers blanket, which celebrates the Mohawk ironworkers responsible for so many of our country’s urban skylines.
See more here
As worn by celebrities and fashion devotees across the world, Lindsey’s capes are available at www.lindseythornburg.com .