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The Original Oregon Maker

With six generations of family ownership, Pendleton continues to be inspired by the natural beauty of the American West. This connection guides us. As makers, we believe people want more than utility; they want products and experiences with meaning. It is why everything we do is intentionally crafted to enrich lives through the stories embodied in our products.

Our Mission

To create quality products that embody craftsmanship, enrich lives and connect generations.




Our Values

As part of a greater community, we grow stronger through education, preservation and wellness. We are proud to give back through donations, contributions and philanthropic partnerships.




160 Years
of Weaving

When Pendleton’s founder, Thomas Kay, left England seeking new opportunities, he brought a passion for innovation and exploration to the Oregon Territories in 1863. His expertise in weaving led him to establish several mills in Oregon. In 1909, his daughter, Fannie Kay Bishop and her sons opened Pendleton Woolen Mills, one of more than a thousand woolen mills at the time.

black and white photo of women by loom
black and white photo of women at loom

Our Mills Today

Today, Pendleton owns and runs two of the few remaining woolen mills in the United States: one in Pendleton, Oregon, and another in Washougal, Washington. Pendleton is the unbroken thread connecting Oregon’s heritage of pioneering vision with the future of vibrant creativity and innovation.

Brown wool jacket and red bandana

Warranted to be a Pendleton

“Warranted to be a Pendleton” is a promise to our customers that their investment will be rewarded with timeless American design and the highest standard of quality. Our iconic patterns and stories are part of the unmistakable Pendleton signature adding greater depth to our brand story. Consumers understand, recognize, and appreciate our signature patterns at a glance.

bedding with Harding Pattern


In 1923, President Warren G. Harding and his wife, Florence, visited Oregon to dedicate a portion of the Old Oregon Trail. At the ceremony, Chief Cap Sumkins of the Cayuse Tribe and Chief Poker Jim of the Umatilla Tribe presented Mrs. Harding with a newly designed blanket in honor of the First Lady’s sincere and forthright nature. The Harding pattern remains one of our most popular patterns today.

national park blanket


Since 1916, Pendleton has offered a series of blankets honoring America’s National Parks. Historic stripes and colors date back to frontier trading posts as a way to pay homage to our country, our land, and its people. Since 2006, Pendleton and its partners have donated more than $1.5 million to support the National Parks Foundation.