Lee and Pendleton Woolen Mills, two American heritage brands have partnered on a limited-edition capsule of denim pieces to celebrate American craftsmanship.
Recently the collection reimagines staple pieces from both brands, including the Lee 101 Jeans, Storm Rider jacket, and Union-Alls, each produced using exclusively designed Pendleton patterns.
By implementing fabric into the line, complete with new colorways. That was produced in the US.
Also, men’s and women’s jeans, shirts, jackets, and overalls are included in the range, as well as a limited-edition woolen blanket made using a Pendleton stripe design.
On the other hand, the collection’s jeans selection, crafted in Greensboro, North Carolina, features some of the last remaining American selvedge denim from Cone Denim’s White Oak Mill, which closed in 2017.
The material, woven on vintage Draper shuttle looms, contributes a further reference to the capsule’s link to American textile history.
Betty Madden, Lee’s vice president of global design, said, “Pendleton’s use of beautiful colour and pattern has always been a source of inspiration. 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, she added.
Now the collection is available through Lee and Pendleton’s websites, with the line coming later in the month to Pendleton retailers and independent boutiques.