November 3, 2021
American heritage brands Lee and Pendleton have announced the launch of their first collaboration. Lee and Pendleton Woolen Mills, the family-owned lifestyle brand rooted in the Pacific Northwest, have partnered on a curated capsule that celebrates American craftsmanship.
The limited-edition drop reimagines essentials from the brands’ almost 300 years of combined apparel experience. Original Lee styles such as the Lee 101 Jean, Union-Alls and Storm Rider Jacket have been remixed with exclusively designed Pendleton patterns. Each legacy pattern has been reimagined in new colorways with fabric produced in the U.S.
The jeans are crafted and sewn in Greensboro, N.C. These styles feature some of the last remaining American selvedge denim from Cone Denim’s White Oak Mill, which closed in 2017. Woven on vintage Draper shuttle looms that only produced 100 yards a day, the fabric is another thread in this capsule’s link to American textile history.
“Pendleton’s use of beautiful color and pattern has always been a source of inspiration,” says Betty Madden, vice-president of global design, Lee. “Working together is a dream come true. We’ve taken a fresh design approach and incorporated Cone Mills’ selvedge denim to make this collection heirloom quality with stunning craftsmanship. I’m thrilled with this collaboration.”
“Working with Lee was a perfect pairing for Pendleton,” says Peter Bishop, executive vice president of merchandise and design, Pendleton. “Their authentic American heritage brand echoes Pendleton’s dedication to quality, design and textile innovation. With so many years of combined craftsmanship and expertise, we’re excited to see this unique apparel and blanket collection come to life.”
The collection is available on Lee and Pendleton’s websites, and later this month in select Pendleton retailers and independent boutiques. For more information, visit Lee.com/pendleton.
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