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Save 10% on select merchandise purchased from L.L.Bean at, by phone or at retail stores; not valid at L.L.Bean Outlets or through our Web site. To redeem offer, either click through your promotional email; enter promo code THANKS10 during online checkout; provide the code to a phone representative; or present email to a store cashier. Offer applies to merchandise only and excludes shipping charges; return labels; taxes; license/stamps; gift cards; repairs; duty; engraving; monogramming; alterations; gift boxes; select boats, optics, electronics, knives and tools; firearms; 100th anniversary products; Bean Boots by L.L.Bean and Maine Hunting Shoes; Outdoor Discovery Schools private lessons and custom adventures; and Direct to Business orders. Not valid on previous purchases or with employee discounts. Cannot be combined with other percent-off or dollar-off discounts. All refunds will match the discounted amount on the purchase receipt. L.L.Bean reserves the right to deactivate promo code(s) in the event of fraud or technical issues and to limit quantities of individual items eligible for purchase with this discount. Offer valid from Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. ET, to Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Celebrating Our Anniversary, One Thread at a Time

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, L.L.Bean employees are finding clever and creative ways to commemorate the occasion – from baking a cake in the shape of our Bootmobile to handcreating one-of-a-kind crafts. One such employee, a 30-year L.L.Bean Product Support Specialist veteran and professional rug artist, Marion, decided to recreate an iconic Bean image (from a past catalog cover) on a very special handhooked rug.


L.L.Bean 100th Anniversary Handcrafted Rug


Marion made this beautiful rug through the process of “hooking” or pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base. She used more than 25 shades of dyes to handcolor the fabrics in the rug, while the final piece incorporated thousands of individually hooked threads.


More than 500 employees shared in this effort too. Marion, who works in one of our customer contact centers, sent the rug to our two other centers, where customer service representatives took a turn in hooking a loop in this masterpiece. As a special finishing touch, Marion asked four other customer service colleagues  (whose respective tenures at the company add up to 100 years) to hook the final loops in her creation.


The photos below  tell the story of the collaborative final hooking session.


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This rug is a testament to the L.L.Bean spirit of collaboration and extra effort in creating a lasting product. Have you ever created something to commemorate an important event? Share your anniversary-inspired stories with us.

  1. Jim | June 15, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Marion…Awesome job sharing your talent with all of us here in CS! Thank you…

  2. writehous | July 10, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    It is so beautiful for so many reasons. I wish LLBEAN would make your rug design into a rug for purchase. I would be so proud to have it in our home.

    Thank you for letting us see all of the photos.

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