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Inside Pendleton Woolen Mills

Sep 5th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Factory Tour, Made in the USA | by Michael Williams

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: 9

9 Comments to “Inside Pendleton Woolen Mills”

  1. Foster
    on Sep 5th, 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.

  2. pamela
    on Sep 5th, 2010
    @ 11:13 PM

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

  3. Chris Huck
    on Sep 6th, 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.

  4. Bere
    on Sep 6th, 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!

  5. CWW
    on Sep 6th, 2010
    @ 10:43 AM

    “Factory Floor with Marshall Brain”! Great show.

  6. Gary
    on Sep 6th, 2010
    @ 11:09 AM

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

  7. unitedstyle
    on Sep 6th, 2010
    @ 11:14 AM

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

  8. One Swell Foop
    on Sep 6th, 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…..

  9. Gordon Ye Ole General Store
    on Sep 7th, 2010
    @ 1:49 PM

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