Ginew X Pendleton Making The New Blanket
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Pendleton is a family-owned business which opened their doors in 1909. With their headquarter based in Portland too, they set the standard for premium wool blankets for over 100 years now. Their blankets are cherished heirlooms pieces in families, and also in Ginew’s communitiy. The family tradition of Pendleton continues with John Bishop now serving as the President of Pendleton. He keeps the excellence in the family for five generations of leadership.
Ginew was invited by Pendleton to come over to see the complete process of their blanket production. The process means shorn wool and wool yarn dyeing to the delicate finishing and folding of each blanket. All of this, each step, done by community members. Pendleton employs approximately 200 people in communities along the river, people who are the heart and soul of each thread, trim, and pattern. Walking through the mill you sense a deep pride and commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, design, and community engagement.
Below you can see pictures of the production process through a photo recap.