You can purchase one of three special blankets honoring veterans and we’ll donate 10% to the Fisher House Foundation to help military families. You can learn more about this non-profit’s important mission here: https://www.fisherhouse.org
Here are the blankets that will help support this important mission–and remember, the Grateful Nation blanket generates donations year-round.
The fabric of our nation is woven with the sacrifices of our veterans. This USA-made wool blanket honors the selfless service of these brave men and women. Centered on the blanket is a representation of the American flag. Each stripe represents a service ribbon awarded to veterans of historical conflicts from World War II on, and stars represent the 50 states, District of Columbia and five US territories. A portion of all sales of this blanket will be donated to the Fisher House™ Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing residences for the families of ill or wounded service members.
This contemporary interpretation of the American flag is a celebration of the patriotism of Native Americans. In 1875 Indian scouts carried messages from fort to fort in the West. Native American soldiers saw action with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba. And soldiers from many tribes battled in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Iraq. Five Native Americans have been awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery “above and beyond the call of duty.” The design marries modern asymmetry and vintage Americana. The unique striations, using pulled out yarns, reflect an era when dyes were made from plants.
Inspired by Navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest in the early 20th century, this pattern incorporates symbols of hope, abundance and successful journeys. Muted colors and mountain-like steps evoke sunset over a western landscape.
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
Pendleton is proud to be the recipient of the Fisher House Patriots Award. The award was presented on March 23, 2016, at the opening of the 70th Fisher House location in Vancouver, Washington.
The Fisher House Mission
We are honored to be part of this compassionate endeavor. The Fisher Houses provide a comforting, first-class “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide free temporary lodging, so military and Veterans’ families can be close to the loved ones during medical crisis.
Pendleton has supported the Fisher House Foundation since 2006. We do this by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Grateful Nation blanket and Grateful Nation vest to the Fisher House Foundation. The Patriots Award recognizes this contribution, and will be displayed in our Heritage hallway. The engraving on the hand-finished crystal face of the award is etched with the following words:
Presented to Pendleton Woolen Mills
Recognizing extraordinary efforts supporting the quality of life of
our greatest treasure…
our military service men and women and their families
How they help
Overall last year, the Fisher House Foundation has helped in these ways:
Families served: More than 27,000 in 2015
Daily capacity: 931 families
Families served: More than 277,000 since inception
Number of lodging days offered: Over 6 million
7,000 students have received $11,000,000 in scholarship awards
Over 58,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $88 million
Fisher House Foundation is a unique, private/public partnership formed to support America’s military heroes, both Veterans and active duty service members, in their time of medical need. We are extraordinarily proud to support the Foundation’s humanitarian work serving those who have fought for our country.
At the March 23rd Fisher House ribbon cutting ceremony, John Bishop, Pendleton Chairman and 5th generation family, presented a special, custom-embroidered Grateful Nation blanket to the staff at this newest location.
On Monday, March 28, the first families to reside at the Vancouver campus Fisher House crossed its threshold. The Foundation expects to serve 500 families in the new site in 2016.