This custom wool blanket inspired by the USGS Geologic Map of Mt. Rainier is made exclusively for North by Pendleton Woolen Mills in Oregon.
The variety of grayscale tones woven into the blanket define the geologic features of the mountain. The lightest shades represent the current glaciers and perennial snow fields, while the darker tones show the glacial deposits and various types of volcanic rock that makes up Washington's highest peak. The detailed topographic lines of Mt. Rainier are woven into the blanket every 350ft of elevation.
North designed this blanket to work with Pendleton's jacquard weaving process. The wool is sourced from the highest quality sheep and is processed, dyed, and finished from end to end by Pendleton in the Pacific Northwest.
Using a process called pick and pick, the jacquard weaving loom blends two colors of yarn to achieve the range of colors in the blanket. This process produces the inverse of the design on the back of the blanket.
Individually wrapped in a card sleeve with a key to the colors and geologic features of the mountain is printed on the back of the card.
- Made in Oregon by Pendleton Woolen Mills exclusively for North Drinkware
- 64 X 80 inches
- Key included
- Custom North + Pendleton woven labels
- Pure virgin wool/cotton fabric woven in Oregon, USA
- Unnapped, felt bound
- Dry clean only