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The Pendleton Woolen Mill of Oregon opened in 1909, producing Indian blankets. In time, the blankets were used to make bathrobes and coats. By 1924 they started making the famous Pendleton man’s wool shirt and by 1929 they were producing a full line of menswear.
In 1949 Pendleton began developing a line of sportswear separates for women. Most notable was their ’49er jacket – hip length, long-sleeved casual jacket with wide collar, patch pockets, and large shell buttons down the front. The ’49er has still been made by Pendleton in recent years.
For many years, Pendleton raised their own sheep and spun and wove the wool. They sold the fabric as well as the blankets and finished clothing. At one time Pendleton used 1% of all the wool produced in the US.
Pendleton worked exclusively in wool until 1972, when they produced their first spring line. Blue Pendleton labels indicate men’s clothing, and white labels are on women’s.
A Pendleton label that shows the Woolmark symbol dates from sometime after that symbol was introduced in 1964.
Written by fuzzylizzie
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from a 1920s, early 1930s coat
from a 1950s jacket
from a 1950s turnabout skirt
from a 1960s tweed dress
from a 1960s shirt
From a mid-1960s jacket
from a 1960s traveller jacket
from a 1960s cape
from a late-1960s/early-1970s board shirt
from a 1970s suit
from a 1970s jacket
from a 1970s western wear sweater
from a 1980s blazer
from a mid 1980s suit
from a 1980s men s tweed jacket
from a 1987 women's coat
from a 1990s knit top
from a 2012 man's board shirt