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Pendleton President, John Bishop, at mill as a child

Pendleton Sustainability

As a family-owned company with six generations in Oregon, Pendleton has a deep commitment to future generations.


Our century-old mills in Pendleton, Oregon, and Washougal, Washington, are continually updated to meet or exceed all standards of safety, productivity and sustainability. Both are OEKO-TEX® STeP certified—a milestone on our path to sustainability for all mill products. See below for more info on the certification.

The Natural Sustainability of Pendleton Wool

Wool is a naturally biodegradable, renewable fiber that lasts longer than other natural or synthetic fibers. Its production doesn’t require the use of harmful chemicals or pollutants. Wool can also be recycled or repurposed, further reducing its environmental impact.

Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool


Blankets and shams made from our exclusive Eco-Wise Wool® can be tossed in your washer and dryer—they won’t shrink, pill or fade. 

These customer favorites are sustainably made in our Washington mill.


Relationships With Our Wool Growers

Pendleton has long-standing relationships with wool ranchers across the USA, with some providing wool to Pendleton for nearly a century. Not only is much of our wool grown in this country, it’s also spun, dyed and woven in our Pacific Northwest mills. Sourcing from local growers helps reduce our carbon footprint.

Person holding raw, processed wool
Close up view of a wool spinnig machine


Both of our Pacific Northwest mills have passed rigorous standards to be certified as sustainable and socially responsible. Additionally, woven fabric and finished goods from both mills are certified as OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100. This means every component has been tested to ensure it’s safe.