Company Fact Sheet


Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
220 NW Broadway, PO Box 3030
Portland, OR 97208-3030
(503) 226-4801
(877) 996-6599


Pendleton is a privately held, sixth-generation family-owned business.


1863: Thomas Kay, an English weaver, began making woolen products in Oregon.
1876: Marriage of Kay's daughter Fannie to C.P. Bishop combines experience in both woolen manufacturing and specialty retailing.
1909: New mill in Pendleton, Oregon, still in operation today.
1912: Company acquires weaving mill in Washougal, Washington, still in operation today.


President/Chief Executive Officer
John Bishop

Exec. VP Merchandising & Design
Peter Bishop

Exec. VP of Operations
Annetta Young

Exec. VP of Sales and Marketing
Bob Christnacht

Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Simmonds

Chairman of the Board
C.M. (Mort) Bishop


Pendleton products are available at traditional specialty stores, department stores, over 50 Pendleton stores in the United States, Pendleton catalogs and Internet at Pendleton products are also sold in Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia.

Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Netherlands
Joe Sharpe
+44 20 7609 9889

Felix Engelmann
+49 88 089 245 275

Scandinavia, Finland, Baltics
Sofia Lewini
+46 7 0303 2433

For general Europe inquires, please call:
Laura Verdugo

Sojitz General Merchandise Group
+81 3 6894 5760

Manitobah Mukluks

Harbour Supply Co
+61 (0)457 922 308


Pendleton owns and operates six operational facilities.

Pendleton Woolen Mill
Washougal, Washington
Mill built in 1910
Weaves blankets and fabrics for apparel, home, upholstery products
Store located at mill site

Pendleton Woolen Mill
Pendleton, Oregon
Mill built in 1895
Weaves all jacquard blankets and fabric for apparel
Store located at mill site

Columbia Wool
Portland, Oregon

Pendleton Distribution Center
Bellevue, Nebraska

Pendleton Distribution Center
Portland, Oregon

Pendleton Corporate Headquarters
Portland, Oregon

Additionally, the company owns and operates more than 40 Pendleton stores across the United States.


The foundation of Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc. is its vertical manufacturing—controlling wool manufacturing from wool purchase to finished product. Wool processing occurs in Pendleton-owned mills and much of the manufacturing takes place in Pendleton-owned facilities.