Pendleton Woolen Mills has a long history beginning with the arrival of British weaver Thomas Kay in Oregon in 1863. His expertise laid the foundation for quality wool blankets that Pendleton became famous for. In the early 1900s, Kay's grandsons opened Pendleton Woolen Mills. They incorporated Native American style and designs into their blankets, creating an iconic Western look. Known for their beauty and quality, these blankets last for years and years.