This pure virgin wool throw is Pendleton’s modern interpretation of the classic steamer rug of the early 20th century, which accompanied travellers during long journeys made by ocean liner, steam train or horse-drawn carriage. The Carry Along Motor Robe is an update for modern campers and comes with a leather carrier, with a handle and shoulder strap, that makes it easy to toss in the boot of your car or the back of a camper van. It’s the perfect size to curl up with when huddled around the campfire – though take it from us, it does just as well on the sofa at home as the ideal Netflix-and-popcorn companion
It's a throw, not a robe. Pendleton call it a 'robe' to pay homage to the classic steamer rug of the early 20th century, which travellers often wore around themselves (like you would a robe). But this is very much a throw, with a carrier
The history of Pendleton Woollen Mills is a tale that is woven into the history of modern America. It is a story that began over 150 years ago, with the entrepreneurial spirit of British weaver Thomas Kay.
Kay reopened the historic Pendleton Woollen Mill, which produced trade blankets for the Native American tribes of the Columbia River and the Southwest. Initially, the company emulated the multicolour striped patterns of the famous point blankets produced by the Hudson’s Bay Company. But after designer Joe Rawnsley visited the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes, they pioneered the introduction of stunning Native American-inspired designs, which became coveted and much-prized heirloom pieces.
Today, Pendleton continues to set the standard for American style. With six generations of family ownership, its textiles are infused with authenticity, heritage and craftsmanship – all still proudly designed and woven in the USA.