Lee and Pendleton team up on limited-edition capsule
Two American heritage brands, 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.
This limited-edition lifestyle collection for men and women reimagines essentials from the brands’ long history, while paying homage to their iconic American heritage. It includes original Lee styles such as the Lee 101 Jean, and the Union-Alls and Storm Rider Jacket, remixed with exclusively designed Pendleton legacy patterns in new colorways.
Other items include men’s and women’s jeans, shirts, jackets and Union-Alls, as well as a limited-edition woolen blanket made of an exclusive Pendleton stripe design.
Adding to the capsule’s link to American textile history, the collection’s jeans selection was crafted and sewn in Greensboro, North Carolina, and feature some of the last remaining American selvedge denim from Cone Denim’s White Oak Mill, which closed in 2017. Prices range from $175 - $400.
“Pendleton’s use of beautiful color and pattern has always been a source of inspiration. Working together is a dream come true,” said Betty Madden, vice-president of global design, Lee, owned by Kontoor Brands. “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. Their authentic American heritage brand echoes Pendleton’s dedication to quality, design and textile innovation,” added Peter Bishop, executive vice president of merchandise and design, Pendleton. “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 launched on Tuesday on Lee and Pendleton’s websites, and it will be available later this month in select Pendleton retailers and independent boutiques.
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