In more than a century of weaving, we've established meaningful relationships with customers and communities everywhere we work and live throughout America. Those relationships include a history of giving back and civic participation.
Pendleton associates and friends are actively involved in their communities in which they live and work.
We participate in the communities across America wherever our mills, retail stores, distribution centers and corporate offices are found — giving our time, energy and financial support whenever possible. We are often counted on for a blanket for a charity auction or to honor a special citizen. You will find us dishing up hot meals at local homeless shelters and sponsoring local museum exhibits. Our hearts belong to the places we live.
The Pendleton Round-Up
It's been a century since the first bronco burst through the gate of the Pendleton Round-Up paddock and into rodeo history. The West's legendary rodeo turns 100 this year and Pendleton Woolen Mills continues the relationship begun with that first Round-Up.
It was 1910 when Roy Bishop, one of the first mill's three founding brothers, was named Indian Director. Today, fifth and sixth generation Bishops never miss a Round-Up. The Native Americans who were our first customers have been an integral part of the Round-Up since its inception. We are honored to provide jacquard blankets for winners of the Round-Up Pow Wow Dance competition as well as prized jackets and blankets for the rodeo champions. Pendleton Woolen Mills volunteers are always eager to lend a hand wherever they are needed for this historic annual event.
Pendleton employees throughout the nation give proudly and generously to their local United Way campaigns that support those in need in our communities. The company makes it easy with payroll deductions upon request.