Secure Your Piece of History!
July 11, 2014

The American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) blankets and pillows designed to commemorate its 150th anniversary are now available for purchase!

ASI's Sheep Heritage Foundation commissioned the blankets from Pendleton Woolen Mills, each made with 100 percent American wool and numbered in a limited edition series. Preferred numbered blankets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to Peter Orwick of ASI, "170 blankets in total are available and sets have been sold each day since the first week of July."

Designers of the blankets focused on the many aspects that currently and historically make up the sheep industry, incorporating both the figurative and the literal. The geography of the nation is implied by the cut-out peaks, valleys, plateaus and hills in the horizontal tan stripe. Above and below this stripe sit interwoven strands, representing the literal weaving of wool. The designs stress the inter-weavings and community of the sheep industry.

The ASI logo sits prominently in the center, bordered by the horizontal graphic elements. The cream background has a subtle pattern, implying wool strands and a cross-section, of sorts, of years gone by.

Prices for the blankets and pillows were set during this year's ASI convention in Charleston and are $175 for an individual pillow, $300 for a pair of pillows, $750 for a single blanket and $1,000 for the entire set.

Order your piece of history now by calling ASI at 303-771-3500.