A cozy collaboration with some roots worth celebrating
Innovation meets tradition with the Pendleton American Indian College Fund Nike N7 Robe. Woolen Mills partnered with Nike's N7 Fund, a trust with a mission to bring sports to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the U.S. and Canada. Nike designer Derek Roberts found inspiration in traditional Native American dress and the striking pattern work in these designs. He interpreted this by starting at the bottom of the blanket with a smaller pattern of arrows that repeats and grows in scale toward the center. The top is a mirror image of the bottom.
In a uniquely modern twist, the blanket has been woven only in black and white. The result is a distinctive, monochromatic look in heathered grey tones and bold color-blocked designs. The center of the blanket features the Nike N7 mark–three arrows pointing back to signify past generations, three arrows pointing forward to signify future generations and arrows in the center to represent the current generation. Sometimes appearing as triangles or other shapes, these arrows also convey movement and balance. The USA-made blanket reverses for a positive/negative visual effect–with a black base on one side and white on the other. A portion of your purchase will help support the American Indian College Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps fund scholarships for Native American students and tribal colleges.
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