It’s not uncommon to see a marriage between a good cause and a maker of consumer goods. Charity and giving something back is, fortunately, a corporate mantra for some of the more caring companies. Usually, however, it doesn’t involve something from our beloved stationery world!

You may know Pendleton as purveyors of textile goods, especially amazing blankets and serious shirts that last forever. Their history of providing quality textile goods goes back to 1909, older than the national park service!

Pendleton National Parks Collection MapPendleton recently launched a campaign to draw awareness to our national parks system through their distinctive goods designed to celebrate the history and romance of our natural parks, and to help celebrate the upcoming one-hundred-year celebration next year of the founding of the U.S. National Parks Service:

Through the National Parks Collection, Pendleton and our partners will contribute up to $500,000 through 2016 to the National Park Foundation in support of priority national park projects. Together we can help preserve and protect America’s greatest treasures for the next one hundred years.

Check out Pendleton’s program and visit their National Park selections to really support their effort!

So how is all this stationery related?

Scout Books - Pendleton National Parks Collection NotebookAs part of their media campaign, Pendleton joined with Scout Books to create a commemorative notebook.

You can’t buy these anywhere (at least so far, and likely they’ll be exclusively for promotional use), but papernery was able to get a few notebooks to review and help spread the word on Pendleton’s support of our National Parks Service.

The small (3.5″ x 5″) notebook contains 32 ruled white pages (TWSBI mini for scale) covered in Scout Book’s typical natural kraft. This cool little gem also sports red staples and a nifty graphic of an outdoorsman canoeing upstream. The graphics, size, and spirit of this notebook yearns to be tossed in a rucksack slung over the shoulder for an afternoon of recording trail memories!

Pendleton National Parks Notebook Details