Sebago And Pendleton Adopt Full Canons Of Artisanship In Latest Collaboration

Chidozie Obasi

American-born footwear and apparel brand Sebago has launched its first ever collaboration in conjunction with Pendleton, iconic wool fabrics brand. The two classic labels have joined forces to create a strong capsule collection that merges both Est and West Coasts, alternating materials such as leather and wool, inspired by the patterns, tones and customs of Native Americans.

Case in action: Miles afar from the USA, spanning from the Pacific to the Atlantic, Portland to Oregon (where Pendleton was established in 1863), stands the ancient artisanal skill of manufacturing leather moccasins, to unite two cultures geographically very far apart through well-defined aesthetics. This brought together the Sebago® X Pendleton project: East and West bonded, just like 150 years ago, when English weaver Thomas Kay left the Atlantic Coast and sailed to the Pacific Coast to start an entrepreneurial journey which resulted in history.

Traditional wool weaving skills swing back to the East to meet the premium feel of hand-sewn mocassins. That’s how five pioneering designs were crafted initially, called five Campsides – Sebago’s most adventurous outdoor label – reimagined with patterns from Native American blankets, colours and figures firmly established in our collective imagination. Acadia, in smooth, heat-cured leather and lug soles; Tatanka Para Wool, adventurous looking chukka boots with checkered inserts in wool; Seneca Mid Wool, full grain leather boots with “buffalo” tartan details; Keuka Mid in greased suede leather and extremely light soles, in two versions with different hues and patterns.


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