Pendleton Woolen Mills Announces OEKO-TEX® Certification for Both Mills, Reinforcing Commitment to Sustainability

Pacific Northwest Mills located in Washington and Oregon Weave fabrics and blankets

PORTLAND, Oregon., August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pendleton Woolen Millsthe global lifestyle brand based in Portland, OR announced that its century-old mills located in Washougal, WA and Pendleton, OR are STeP certified by OEKO-TEX® (21001295 HOHENSTEIN HTTI). Both mills have been weaving for over 110 years and are continuously updated for durability and innovation.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® is a certification system for production facilities in the textile industry. The certification assesses production facilities at all stages of processing to allow brands to communicate on environmental measures. Pendleton’s factories have been rated in a variety of areas, including chemicals 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. Certification of factories for sustainability is a great step on this journey,” explained Rolan Snider, Vice President of Textile Manufacturing at Pendleton. “The journey to sustainability begins with our use of wool as a natural fiber, long-term relationships with UNITED STATES wool producers and now continues through local production in our certified sustainable factories.”

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

The Pendleton Woolen Mill located at Washougal, WA is located at 2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, WA 98671 and the Pendleton Woolen Mill located at Pendleton, OR is located at 1307 SE Court Pl, Pendleton, OR 97801. Both mills offer tours all year round.


Pendleton Woolen Mills is a heritage lifestyle brand and the leader in woolen blankets, clothing and accessories. weave in Oregon since 1863 and located at Portland, ORPendleton weaves iconic designs at two of America’s last remaining woolen mills located in Pendleton, OR and Washougal, Washington. With six generations of family ownership, Pendleton is focused on its “Warranted to Be a Pendleton” heritage, creating quality lifestyle products with timeless classic styling. Inspiring people from the Pacific Northwest and beyond for over 150 years, Pendleton products are available at Pendleton stores across the United States, at select retailers worldwide and at

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