Inside Pendleton Woolen Mills

These videos from the Pendleton Woolen Mills plant in Washougal, Washington seemed especially poignant after the recent post on The Good Flock. The tour basically provides you with more than you would ever need to know about how Pendleton blankets are made. But I think the process is interesting and it is good to see the production of such an iconic American product remains stateside.

Comments on “Inside Pendleton Woolen Mills

    Fosteron September 5, 2010 @ 10:45 PM:

    I grew up 15 minutes from here and drove by the factory every morning on the way to school. It’s cool to see inside.

    pamelaon September 5, 2010 @ 11:13 PM:

    I still have my pendleton even though I live in Florida!

    Chris Huckon September 6, 2010 @ 9:24 AM:

    As a mechanical engineer, I find the creation of fabric to be simply amazing. When they showed the slow-motion of how the loom operates and then show it operating at full-speed, it’s mind blowing that it doesn’t make more mistakes than it does. Thanks for sharing this Michael.

    Bereon September 6, 2010 @ 9:43 AM:

    Uff! I love machines! they are so beautiful and amazing! I used to work for GM and each day I spent there was incredible! its almost like an art. Thanks for sharing!

    CWWon September 6, 2010 @ 10:43 AM:

    “Factory Floor with Marshall Brain”! Great show.

    Garyon September 6, 2010 @ 11:09 AM:

    Is this the same voiceover guy as “How It’s Made”? Because that is an AWESOME show.

    unitedstyleon September 6, 2010 @ 11:14 AM:

    Fascinating videos. I agree with Chris Huck about the loom. Truly mind-blowing.

    One Swell Foopon September 6, 2010 @ 3:37 PM:

    I love some Pendleton designs, and they have an undeniably high quality product, but I will say, as a former employee of Pendleton that left on good terms, they pay their employees very little and don’t treat them particularly well. You’d also be awed at the markup and profit margins…..

    Gordon Ye Ole General Storeon September 7, 2010 @ 1:49 PM:

    Very cool, and I am very pleased it’s still an American made product. Thanks Michael.

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