Portland, Ore.-based Pendleton Woolen Mills is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The family-owned
company opened its first woolen mill in Pendleton, Ore., in 1909, and since then has woven hundreds
of thousands of Indian trade blankets, purchased mainly by American Indians. The sixth-generation
of the Bishop family manages the company today, which still weaves fabric and specialty woolens for
home and apparel collections at its own US mills.
The company launched its “Weaving America’s Spirit Since 1909” celebration at the site of its
original mill, where it hosted a rededication and announced upcoming celebrations and the
introduction of commemorative apparel and home collections for Fall 2009.
February 17, 2009