Pendleton Woolen Mills Announces OEKO-TEX® Certification Of Both Mills, Furthering Commitment To Sustainability

PORTLAND, Ore. — August 24, 2022 — Pendleton Woolen Mills, the global lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Ore., has announced that their century-old mills located in Washougal, Wash., and Pendleton are certified STeP by OEKO-TEX® (21001295 HOHENSTEIN HTTI). Both mills have been weaving for more than 110 years and are continually updated for sustainability and innovation.

STeP by OEKO-TEX is a certification system for production facilities in the textile industry. Certification assesses production facilities at all processing stages to allow brands to communicate environmental measures. The Pendleton mills were scored in various areas including, chemical management, environmental performance and management, social responsibility, quality management, and health and safety.

“Pendleton is committed to creating a sustainable product lifecycle. As a vertical operation, the impact we have on the environment is a priority in every process. Certifying the mills for sustainability is a tremendous step in this journey,” explained Rolan Snider, vice president of textile manufacturing at Pendleton. “The sustainability journey begins with our use of wool as a natural fiber, the long-term relationships with USA wool growers and now continues through the local production in our sustainability-certified mills.”

In addition to sustainability in manufacturing, Pendleton is dedicated to creating sustainable products. Wool has many sustainable characteristics including being renewable, biodegradable, durable and naturally wrinkle, odor and stain resistant. Pendleton wool products are also known for their timeless design and function, allowing consumers to cherish an item for generations.

Posted: August 24, 2022

Source: Pendleton Woolen Mills