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As a fourth-generation Montanan, Lindsey Thornburg was introduced to Pendleton Wool at an early age through various family members who collected their vintage blankets.  “When I started making clothes with them, I just wanted to modernize the silhouette where it felt a little more fashion-forward.  That came from walking around in the cold in New York and being young and not being able to find a jacket that really suited me.  I walked around my apartment answering emails in my blanket and I just adapted the silhouette of the cloak from there.”

Her Pagosa Springs Cloak made an appearance on Beth Dutton in Season 3 of the hit show Yellowstone, which was a defining moment for Lindsey.  “It’s nothing less than magic that our cloak was worn by Kelly Reilly.  Although the character Beth seems slightly motivated by pain, she is a deep and true heroine.  Our relationship with Yellowstone and their fans saved our business during the pandemic, and the story behind how Ms.  Reilly came to find our cloaks and weave them into the storyline for Beth is truly nothing less than fated synchronicity.”

Lindsey prides herself on being able to offer American-made products.  “Director of Operations, Stacey Berry, and I are very hands on, and very visual people.  The process of working with Pendleton blankets and patterns is very intricate.  You can feel the energy exchange with the product that has people there that are overseeing it top to bottom.  I couldn’t imagine putting together the puzzles we make overseas.  We are proud to produce in New York City.”

Her ultimate goal is to create wearable art which stands the test of time.  She explains, “I want my clothes to feel like heirloom pieces. I want them to feel like an experience and money well spent.  The quality of goods, the history, the people. It’s a privilege to work with our country’s finest woolen mill. The older and more experience I get as a designer, I’m truly humbled that I’ve been given the opportunity to make coats with their blankets. It’s an honor.”