Dating pendleton wool
In the 1930's and 40's the Pendleton tags did not have any sizing information on them.
One of the first and as it turns out their signature product creation was the Pendleton Shirt.
Throughout the 20th century, many clothing trends have emerged from workwear and transitioned into the fashion mainstream.
Like many of the fashion styles and brands we have come to know, the Pendleton Company (most famously known for its' hallmark product the Pendleton Shirt) was to become famous because of the imagination of its' founders.
The wool used in making the Pendleton products was called "Umaltilla" named for the area surrounding the mill where the sheep were raised.
The high quality of the fiber created a more wrinkle resistant collton and was more elastic and stain resistant, well insulating and more absorbent.