Pendleton® Releases BB-8 And “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Themed Limited Edition Blankets

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Thumbs Up for the Newest Addition to the Star Wars Family of Collector Blankets

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Pendleton Woolen Mills, a globally acclaimed lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, introduces new Pendleton blankets as a tribute to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Taking center stage in the design of the new BB-8 blanket is Star War’s newest, gentle astromech droid, the fifth blanket in the Pendleton Star Wars Classic series, designed as a companion piece to the four Pendleton Star Wars blankets launched in 2015 on Force Friday. Inspired by the film, the BB-8 blanket design features a palette of orange to blue fade, a depiction of the sunset against the desert sand, homage to where BB-8’s journey began in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is represented with dark tones symbolizing Darth Vader’s evil reputation, as he’s seen lurking in the background of the blanket, and the Imperial Death Star looming overhead of the three Resistance Forces shown in readied defense. Emotive and courageous warriors, Jyn, K-2SO and Cassian are sure to gain most-favored-status among Star Wars characters.

To celebrate these iconic characters of Star Wars fame, Pendleton created limited edition blankets. Each blanket is made in America and woven in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest Mill. They feature the same quality and craftsmanship for which Pendleton is legendary. Pendleton Woolen Mills, known among Star Wars fans for the Force Friday offering of collector Star Wars blankets, expands the opportunity to own treasured, registered memorabilia of the movie.

Bob Christnacht, VP Pendleton Sales said, “We are pleased once again to offer heirloom quality, pop culture blankets to delight Star Wars enthusiasts. Loyal, compassionate and comic,BB-8 is forever fixed in our heart, loved by young and old alike, the perfect character for a special blanket. The fearless threesome, Jyn, K-2SO and Cassian exemplify the spirit of the Rebel Force, committed to defeating their Imperial foes.”

Pendleton’s blankets featuring BB-8 and “Star Wars: Rogue One” provide a special occasion to commemorate the most anticipated films of all time and offer a toast to the characters’ popularity. The edition size is limited to 1977 units for each of the four blanket offering.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BB-8 and “Rogue One” blankets are available for pre-order on September 2nd, 2016 at, and available October 15, 2016 at specialty retailers and select Pendleton Retail Stores and Outlets.

About Pendleton
Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership since 1863, the company recently celebrated 153 years of weaving fabrics in the Pacific Northwest. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of America’s remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home décor, and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia; Pendleton stores; company catalogs; and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website,

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