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Save 10% on select merchandise purchased from L.L.Bean Retail Stores, by phone and online at llbean.com. Offer not valid at L.L.Bean Outlets®. Offer may be redeemed by entering promotional code "LABORDAY" during online checkout, mentioning the code to a representative during phone orders or presenting promotional coupon to a cashier in stores. Refunds will match the discounted amount on the purchase receipt. Offer applies to merchandise only, excluding numbered, limited-edition 100th anniversary products; shipping charges; return labels; taxes; licenses/stamps; gift cards; repairs; duty; Outdoor Discovery Schools® private lessons and custom adventures; engraving; monogramming; alterations; gift boxes; select boats; select optics; firearms; select products at our retail stores and orders in our Direct to Business channel. Not valid on previous purchases or with employee discounts. May not be combined with other percent-off or dollar-off order discounts. Offer valid from Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. ET to Monday, September 1, 2014, 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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