Starting on the West Coast in late May, CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence (wearing the official CBC X Granted sweater) will jump behind the wheel of a brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition. Grant will roar across the country, from Vancouver to Toronto, interviewing and recording performances by many of your favourite bands at every stop along the way.
Each performance will be posted here on CBC Music, and a weekly best-of video highlight reel from the trip will air on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC television. Grant will also check in daily from the road on CBC Radio 3.
During what promises to be a thoroughly rockin' road trip, you'll have a chance to meet Grant for brunch in each city along the way, and have a chance to win a Fender guitar signed by every band and artist that crosses Grant's path on this epic voyage. Details to be announced soon.
What bands between Vancouver and Montreal do you think Grant Lawrence should meet up with? What are your favourite Canadian road trip anthems? What are the can't-miss roadside attractions between Vancouver and Toronto on the Trans-Canada Highway?
Support Canadian music!
Sessions tour dates:
May 22, Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, Cranbrook, B.C.
May 25, Fernie, B.C.
May 26, Lake Louise, Alta.
May 27-28, Calgary, Alta.
May 29-30, Saskatoon, Sask.
May 31, Regina, Sask.
June 1-2, Winnipeg, Man.
June 3, travel
June 4-5, Thunder Bay, Ont.
June 6, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
June 7, Sudbury, Ont.
June 8-9, Ottawa, Ont.
June 10, Montreal, Que.
June 11, Hamilton, Ont.
June 12, Toronto, Ont.
For more information:
Store Feature: Simply Rose Photography (Vancouver, BC) April 17 2013, 0 Comments
Store Feature: Simply Rose Photography
Simply Rose Photography is a Vancouver-based certified Greener photographer focusing on weddings, engagements, day afters and custom creative sessions. Simply Rose is fresh and natural with photo journalistic elements that tell a story.
To see more of Rose's recent work take a look at her website below.
Japan marked their second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000.
This past weekend Japan Love Project partnered up alongside Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada (Tofino), Environmental and Emergency Services (Ucluelet) and participated in the clean up of various tsunami debris that continues to wash up along parts of these shores.
On the final day, a moment of silence and a memorial service was conducted by the Mayor Ucluelet, Bill Irving. Many other volunteers and representatives were in attendance for the memorial service and in support of Japan. We are truly grateful for the assistance we received from both towns and local volunteers as they welcomed us with open arms.Japan Love Project, is a volunteer group that was started to help support the recovery of Japan after the 3.11 earthquake. Mostly student based, working alongside with BC JERF, Japan Love Project was able to raise a grand total of CA $328.050.02 through street donations and donation boxes at various Vancouver locations. Since then Japan Love Project continues to participate in events to show gratitude to those who have assisted and have come to the aid of Japan during these rebuilding times.
For more information on future Japan Love Project and events and how to make donations to Japan please click below.
Special thanks to:
Tofino - Louanne Ralston
Promotion Officer, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada
Ucluelet – Karla Robison
District Manager of Environmental and Emergency Services
Mayor of Ucluelet – Bill Irving
Photo credit: Kouki Murata, Minoru Hirano
Granted viewing at Capsule (New York, NY) January 11 2013, 0 Comments
Granted viewing at Capsule (New York, NY)
Granted collection can be viewed by appointment at:
Capsule trade show
Basketball City @ pier 36
299 South street
New York, NY 10002 USA
Viewing hours:January 22nd, Tuesday: 10 a.m – 7 p.m
January 23rd, Wednesday: 10 a.m – 6 p.m
If you would like to set up an appointment to view our collection please contact Brian
Thank you for your time and consideration, we look forward to meeting you.
Granted - The Premium Hand-knit Brand
Store Feature: Steveston Maternity (Richmond, BC) January 08 2013, 0 Comments
Store Feature: Steveston Maternity (Richmond, BC)
Steveston Village Maternity has baby and moms needs covered! They carry stylish clothing and the perfect products for today’s pregnant woman and her baby to be. Specializing in maternity and baby’s first needs, they have lines that start at birth and some that will fit your early teen. Loving their location in the heart Steveston village, the store owners (Beth and Ben) are so excited to have the opportunity to fill the needs of the locals as well as those of the lower mainland. Come down and check out their unique selection of great international and Canadian products.
View our full line of kids vest.
#110-3911 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
Hearts and red motifs to warm you up! November 14 2012, 0 Comments
Hearts and red motifs to warm you up!
Paper Crane Sweater Inspiration November 14 2012, 0 Comments
Granted - Paper Crane sweater design inspiration.
We pay homage to our Japanese heritage through origami inspiration. No folding or creasing required.
Milkfed and Granted November 05 2012, 1 Comment
Milkfed and Granted
A Japanese label with a brand concept of "California Cool". Their designs are made for the girl who has her own minimalistic and cute style.
Perfect blue pair November 05 2012, 0 Comments
Perfect pair of accessories for weather like today.
Our cozy neck warmer and wrist warmers.
Key To Peace Sweater Inspiration October 11 2012, 0 Comments
Granted - Key To Peace Sweater Inspiration
The key to peace is love, as these intarsia graphics remind us. Keys, doves and a vining heart manage to be sweet but not saccharine in this sweater we hope would make John Lennon proud.
Nigel Cabourn, Eddie Bauer and Granted October 03 2012, 0 Comments
Nigel Cabourn Authentic in collaboration with a Eddie Bauer and Granted hand knits. UK Designer, Nigel Cabourn designs quality garments with inspirations by accessing the archives of Eddie Bauer’s vintage museum of great American outerwear dating back from 1920 to the 1950s.
This uniquely detailed goose design jumper was added to Cabourn's 2012-2013 F/ W line. Patterns and motif placement are collected elements from a vintage knitted hunting pattern. Other details such as the original Eddie Bauer flying goose pattern and Cabourn's custom zippers and collar button closure.
Photograph by James Pearson-Howes for Inventory Magazine
Driftwood- Handmade Granted sign August 27 2012, 0 Comments
Our artist friend Mr.Shiga made a wonderful handmade Granted sign for our showroom. With his artist skills and background he was able to create a sign that complimented the handmade aspects of our brand
It only took a piece of drift wood, wood varnish, nails, wool and imagination, from there he was able to make a regular piece of wood into something amazing. Take a look at some of the steps taken when building this wooden sign.
Local driftwood found along Vancouvers 3rd beach. The piece was polished and varnished with some antique finish stain.
Nails placed outlining our Granted font.
Finished logo with the placed nails painted white so they can bee seen on the drift wood. Kind of has a analog "Tron" like feel eh?
Our wool carefully placed within the walls of the nails.
Finished driftwood sign. All handmade just like our sweaters. Now it just needs to be hung up in our showroom!
Please welcome Sterling our new blog contributor! August 14 2012, 0 Comments
Photo by: William Pitt-Thacker
Photo by: Evan Mitsui
Photo by: Evan Mitsui
Sterling Pearce is a modern-day explorer. Whether ski touring or mountain biking into untouched mountain ranges, hiking around rocky headlands in search of new surf breaks or traveling BC and the world for new experiences, he carries his trusty camera and enjoys sharing the stories and photos with friends through his blog. Sterling will also be contributing to the Granted blog.
Through the years and adventures he has come to appreciate the warmth and comfort of wool garments; now Granted Clothing allows him to stay warm and look awesome in whatever conditions he finds himself in.
Corrine Hunt and Granted June 01 2012, 0 Comments
We are excited to announce that Corrine Hunt, the designer of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Medals, is collaborating with us. Her sweater design details include her signature "Peace" symbol on the back with flowing Raven designs on the front.
British Columbia Parks badge April 26 2012, 0 Comments
After a bit of spring cleaning at the office look what we found! Real parks badges, these would pair nicely with our Campfire bear sweater. It's definitely getting warmer in our "neck of the woods" ! Camping season is just around the corner!
More details on our Campfire bear sweater here
Store Feature: Powder Company (Niseko, Japan) April 06 2012, 0 Comments
A shop in the heart of the famous ski resort Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan. Powder company is a unique blend of retail space and back country guided tours.
I had the pleasure of riding with the best local guides deep in their backyard. Slashing powder and pillow lines all day.
Keep an eye out for a collaboration with Powder Company in the near future!
Special thanks to:
Our wool March 15 2012, 4 Comments
Wool processing from our actual woolen mill in New Zealand.
From raw wool to finished roving.
Looking at sheep always reminds me of the nursery rhyme most of us grew up with. Did you ever wonder what it meant?
"Baa, baa black sheep have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir three bags full!
One for the master, one for the dame, one for the little boy that lives down the lane."
Stussy Japan and Granted March 12 2012, 0 Comments
Stussy Japan and Granted
Granted dream catcher silhouette with Stussy's "SS" logo. Base colour is charcoal with black, ivory and olive details.
Only a limited number of these sweaters were produced.
If you can read Japanese there is more information on the sweater here
Brand Feature: Lichen (Cherryville, BC) March 09 2012, 0 Comments
The Lichen story:
Originally from Winnipeg, the designer, Kerri returned to her hometown after she sought after some unestablished roots. Longing for the home stead life she found a small town off the map. There she used her jewelery making skills with some local and non-toxic materials and discovered antler. Because there are more deer there than humans, antlers seemed a good match for her. She is truly grateful that there are plenty of these natural materials around.
Each piece is unique, colored perfectly without ever being able to duplicate its perfection. Leaving the unfinished antler pieces to stand naturally on its own, or sometimes adding some bands of color to give it that extra flair.
For more information on how to purchase Lichen earring contact Kerri here
Vintage sun bleached Polish movie posters from the 60's and 70's.
More images here.
Granted (Tokyo, Japan) March 02 2012, 0 Comments
Temps Corporation Japan.
Granted Japan office/ showroom/ retail store.
Selective North American clothing for men and women.
112 - 0011, Japan
Granted Fall 2012 Viewing (Richmond, BC) February 20 2012, 1 Comment
GRANTED Fall 2012 collection can be viewed by appointment only at our showroom address below.
130- 11181 Voyageur way
Richmond, B.C. Canada
(7 minute drive east from the Vancouver International airport)
Wednesday February 22nd
Thursday February 23rd
Friday February 24th
Between the hours of 10am to 5pm.
(If you can not meet at any of these dates above we will be more than happy to accommodate to your schedule.)
If you would like to set up an appointment to view our collection please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us @ 604.207.9392
Thank you for your time and consideration, we look forward to meeting you.
Inspiration: Smithers BC, Canada February 20 2012, 0 Comments
Just returned from a trip up in Smithers BC, Canada (A 15 hour drive North from Vancouver). There was so much untouched raw nature to see! The mountains were truly inspiring.
I had an amazing time snowboarding one of the local mountains and checking out some back country areas out on our old retro sleds (complete with neon decals). During our sled up we came across some fresh moose tracks and also saw some eagles gracefully soaring above us.
On our decent down we passed an area of the mountain that was used in the recent movie The Grey featuring Liam Neeson. Fortunately for us there were no killer man eating wolves out to get us like in the movie. However we were lucky enough to see a rare wolverine but it was long gone by the time I got my camera out.
I highly recommend visiting Smithers, BC! There is so much to do! Click here for more information.
Thank you Meyer Family!
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