I stood next to a young man who stared up at the sumptuous Pendleton Wool Blankets displayed in our Lloyd Center Store. Staring isn’t quite accurate; he was mesmerized.
“Can I answer any questions about the Pendleton Blankets?” I asked him.
“No,” he said. “I can’t afford to buy one today. But, I will one day.”
Our young customer had decided he would own a dream blanket. And, he knew where to buy it. But, just not today.
Many of our customers purchase Pendleton Blankets as heirloom gifts to mark a special occasion, like a wedding, birthday, new baby, new home or graduation. The American Indian College Fund tribal blankets are notable here in that sales of these blankets help fund scholarships to tribal colleges and lift the educational prospects of native students around the country.
Our repeat blanket customers often are collectors who watch for new design releases from Pendleton Woolen Mills, or are adding blankets from a current commemorative series like the Heritage, Legendary and Tribute Collections. In these collections, Pendleton reintroduces archival and enduring designs of the legends and symbols of America’s native peoples. There’s no better eye candy than a well-chosen array of trade blankets displayed throughout a home. Colorful, geometric motifs that blend in beautifully with today’s modern home décor.
We want to mention the vintage-styled National Park Blankets and matching mugs which make terrific wedding gifts. These blankets, along with the traditional Camp Blankets and Eco-Wise Washable Wool Blankets, make excellent bedding gifts.
Sometimes you’ll see a blanket referred to as a “robe.” Robe blankets are twin sized (64 x 80 inches). They are popular among Native Americans for ceremonial purposes, and traditionally were used to wrap themselves for warmth.
Made in Oregon is the largest retailer of Pendleton Wool Blankets in the nation, aside from the manufacturer. Pendleton blankets are made in the USA. The wool is still sourced from ranches around the country, and woven at their Oregon and Washington mills.
If you buy a Pendleton Blanket as a gift and must part with it, cheer up, shipping is FREE. If you’re buying one for yourself, shipping is still FREE. No sales tax, either. When you add it all up, we offer the best selection at the best price.
“One day I will” is today. If not for yourself, then for someone else. If not as a personal reminder that you have impeccable taste, then as a cherished gift to be handed down to the next generation. Your blanket awaits.