Kyoko Higa, our new creative contributor! July 03 2015, 0 Comments
Please welcome Kyoko Higa, lead designer at Celsia Floral. She will be assisting our brand with her creative talents bringing in a refreshing new perspective on designs and trends.
"I am merely a flower lover before a designer. I enjoy their natural simplicity and duplicity. Their ability to grow through the cracks of our modern industrial world and give us pause, in awe of their simple but complex beauty."
"The seemingly imperfect nature of flowers inspire me to tell stories.
Through the use of flora's colours, textures and shapes I'd like to evoke feelings and impart intimate messages of love and loss...of living. A flower's individual parts: petals, sepals, filaments, anthers and leaves give each stem a unique personality. My job is to highlight their personality. I tend to demolish the rules of traditional floral design while keeping it intact."
"As a floral designer, I'd like to continue suggesting my perspective of aesthetics of nature and apply it to what is of the moment and also, timeless. Duplicity." Kyoko.
1930 Arbutus Street
Tanabe + photography
Forest and Waves X Granted vest May 15 2015, 0 Comments
Nature is the world’s best designer, and I drew on that inspiration for the products behind Forest & Waves. We focus on paper and fabric goods that are both functional and stylish. We know how much love you bring to your home to craft your surroundings, and we wanted to create products that reflect your own values. Our handcrafted products are made with love: they are carefully produced and designed to fit into your environment, no matter where you call home.
A word from the designer, Edward Juan:
At Forest and Waves, we believe the best way to make a home your own is to fill it with what inspires you. Whether you love the outdoors or well-designed goods, we hope we can inspire you to collaborate with nature, indoors and out.
Granted wholesaler viewing at Capsule (Las Vegas, Nevada) January 11 2015, 0 Comments
Monday, February 16th 10am-6pm
Tuesday, February 17th 10am-6pm
Wednesday, February 18th 10am-4pm
Capsule will be located at:
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
If you would like to set up an appointment to view our collection please contact Brian at:
Thank you for your time and consideration, we look forward to meeting you!
Granted open house December 11 2014, 0 Comments
We are having an open house this Saturday, December, 13th from 11am to 3pm. An assortment of current designs, previous designs and samples will be available. See you soon!
Flyer Hooks Co.LTD. (Dark green sign)
#130-11181 Voyageur way
6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT A GRANTED SWEATER November 25 2014, 0 Comments
It is important at Granted for us to know how our products are made and where the materials come from. We don't use clever marketing techniques to mask the truth, we use only simple materials and old fashion knitting methods to make our garment from start to finish.
The Ultimate Sweater November 20 2014, 0 Comments
When I first heard about legendary wrestler The Ultimate Warrior's passing this year I was shocked. How could an invincible super hero from my childhood die? In the earlier years of the WWF there were so many characters like the Bushwackers, Junkyard Dog, Macho Man Randy Savage and the Legion of Doom but the Warrior was always hands down the favourite.
His energy was contagious and I often found myself copying his loud, incoherent energy fueled rant in the house. This was not a popular sound amongst siblings and parents. Nonetheless I looked forward to his thunderous, tasseled presence on TV and I enjoyed his interviews just as much as his matches.
A true and pure form of entertainment which is hard to find nowadays. RIP Ultimate Warrior. Thank you for being a part of my childhood. This one is for you and you will be missed.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Every year we try to do a little something out of the ordinary, not only to test the boundaries of our knitters but to design something that has had an influence with our vision in some way. While other brands seem to try so hard to be something they are not we are lucky here at Granted to have a natural and genuine approach with our ideas.
-Some other examples of our designs-
Special thanks to:
Holistic Fitness Specialist
KEN DIAMOND MOVEMBER FUNDRAISING EVENT November 18 2014, 0 Comments
Our friends at Ken Diamond Leather Goods are having a fundraising event for a great cause. We would like to invite you to come out!
Ken is know for his leather craftsmanship and glorious beard. Which is why we are excited to join in on their Movember campaign by raising donations to de-wizard the wizard!! Watch the Belmont barbershop's Rich Hope buzz it all off but the mustache! Raising awareness for all Men's health but one man in particular...this is for you "Bill".
More information at ca.movember.com search Ken Diamond
LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES FROM:
KEN DIAMOND, GRANTED, BRASSNECK BREWERY, THE SHOP VANCOUVER, REASSEMBLY, CAMPAGNOLO, BLOCK, STILL LIFE, SANITARY ELECTRIC TATTOO AND MORE!
Saturday November 29th 5-10pm
Ken Diamond Studio
756 Powell Street
Hope to see you there!
Poler Stuff and Granted November 18 2014, 0 Comments
We did it again! This time in a sweater! Our favourite collaboration with Poler Stuff. Go get some camp vibes!
Safari Japan magazine features Granted November 18 2014, 0 Comments
ISSUE - October, 2014
Safari Japan magazine features our Autumn Rose Sweater.
Freemans Sporting Club custom sweaters October 24 2014, 0 Comments
New York/ Tokyo
"Made local, buy local."
F.S.C. was established to pay tribute to the vanishing art of the American handmade goods. The quality and durability inherent in something made by skilled artisans.
Go Native, F.S.C.
Playboy button sweater
FSC Biker Skull crest zip up sweater
Only available at FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB locations.
Store Feature: Hills of Kerrisdale October 22 2014, 0 Comments
Hill's of Kerrisdale has a rich history in Vancouver's retail landscape and it is a cornerstone in the neighbourhood and shopping district of Kerrisdale. The family's retail business originated in 1914 and Hill's of Kerrisdale opened its doors in the mid 1920's. Third generation retailers, brother and sister team Ross and Nancy Hill have continued their father's success with Hill's of Kerrisdale and expanding the business to Blue Ruby Jewellery in 1998 and Ray Rickburn Fine Men's Apparel in 2004.
The atmosphere of Hill's of Kerrisdale is a vintage, old school feel but their merchandise is anything but. A fashion destination for men's and ladies branded clothing and accessories. Hill's is constantly sourcing new items and brands but at the same time keeping their "must have" customer favourites. Shopping at Hill's of Kerrisdale is an experience of the best kind, like meeting a new friend and feeling like you've known them forever.
2125 West 41st Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z3
Now available! Kids knit hats you can can custom monogram! October 22 2014, 0 Comments
Now available! Chunky wooly knit hats for kids that you can custom monogram!
Pair the monogrammed hat with one of our playful kids vests as a set!
For more information click the links below.
Store Feature: Thrive Lifestyle September 23 2014, 0 Comments
Thrive Lifestyle is an ethical fashion boutique located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, B.C. Thrive carries local, hand made, socially responsible, and eco friendly clothing and accessories for the whole family. Thrive is home to a handmade studio where owners Zoe Dubien and Jessica Wilson design, sew and print their own line of clothing and home decor. This gives customers the unique opportunity to see our creative process and engage in the product while it's being produced.
"We believe style doesn't have to be compromised when living an ethical lifestyle. You can feel good buying products here made with love, care, and consciousness."
113-109 McPhillips Ave
Salt Spring Island, B.C V8K 2T6
Hours of operation: 10AM-5PM
Visiting the wool mill August 26 2014, 0 Comments
Briggs Little Woolen Mills
Built upon values of tradition and highest quality, Briggs & Little has continued to produce the highest quality of 100% pure wool yarns for generations.
Briggs Little premium Canada grade wool knitting yarns are made from 100% domestic wool, and are milled, carded, dyed, and spun at our factory in York Mills, New Brunswick, Canada. It’s the same place it’s been for over 150 years.
Today, Briggs & Little is one of the few remaining vertical woolen mills in Canada and North America. Mill processes include scouring, dying, blending, carding, spinning, reeling, packaging and labeling.
View the rest of the gallery here
Photo's courtesy of Kandise Brown photography.
Photo shoot - The styling process August 15 2014, 0 Comments
Kasmi, our stylist, paired the sweaters in our recent photo shoot with casual "easy to find" items that may already be in your closet. Granted's chunky knits are quite warm so there is no need for many layers. Kasmi hopes these simple looks will inspire your next outfit!
CBC Sweater (Black, red and gold) February 07 2014, 0 Comments
It has begun! Go Canada Go!
Official CBC Sweater in black, red and gold.
MADE IN CANADA
For order details here
Bodega store and Granted February 05 2014, 0 Comments
Paying tribute to the late human rights activist, Malcom X features a shawl collar and frontal zip-up closure, while tribal patterns accent the sleeves, chests and pockets and an iconic portrait takes pride of place on the backside.
The sweaters will be available exclusively only at Bodega, both in-store and online.
More details of the sweater here.
Store Feature: Granville Island Hat Shop January 29 2014, 0 Comments
For almost thirty years the hat shop has been a destination and landmark for Vancouver’s residents and visitors alike. The shop has offered a range of traditional men's and ladies toppers, as well as casual selections for the entire family since its inception in the late 80’s.
The shop has recently undergone a facelift and complete re branding to coincide with the launch of a private label and full service restoration studio, the only one of its kind in BC. The shop provides vast selection of Canadian, European, Australian, and American designs. Most notably Borsalino, Christy’s of London, and Akubra for the gentleman and Lilliput, Canadian Hat and many other couture millinery pieces for the ladies.
With deep roots in Vancouver and a strong knowledge of the city’s unpredictable weather patterns the shop puts a focus on fashionable yet functional head wear. The store has become a haven for hat enthusiasts young and old and has transformed many skeptical souls into true devotees.
Granville Island Hat Shop
1666 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Ken Diamond and Granted January 09 2014, 0 Comments
Ken Diamond X Granted
The latest Ken Diamond X Granted collaboration brings together parallel passions for handmade long lasting quality. Our 100% woolen hand-knit clothing keeps your soul warm for a lifetime. Both Ken and I became good friends, usually talking over fancy pennie tasting beers as we jammed on this new collaboration of timeless vision. Check it out and get it on.
More on the Ken Diamond brand here.
Email us here if you would like to place an order.
Freedom Hall section of Liberty (Details) January 06 2014, 1 Comment
Granted will be exhibiting in the "Freedom Hall" section of the Liberty Fairs.
Freedom Hall is the premiere curated section of Liberty Fairs, directed by Ouigi Theodore of The Brooklyn Circus. With an installment of brands from around the world, the section continues to grow as the "Must See & Experience" part of Liberty Fairs. The year the brand offering ranges from European tailors & personalities ACF from London to world renowned model Armando Cabral & his collection of shoes.
FREEDOM HALL REPRESENTS: SPORTSWEAR COLLECTIONS DEFINED BY A RECONSTRUCTED AND MORE INTERNATIONAL VIEW OF WORK AND PLAY . PREPPY MEETS SAVI LLE ROW, UPTOWN MEETS DOWNTOWN, BUTTONED UP MEETS QUIRK. ANTI-OFFICE, REFINED RUGGED, FUNCTION + FORM.
Granted viewing at Liberty (New York, NY) January 06 2014, 0 Comments
Granted 2014 collection can be viewed by appointment at:
- January 21st, Tuesday: 9 a.m – 6 p.m
- January 22nd, Wednesday: 9 a.m – 6 p.m
- January 23rd, Thursday: 9 a.m – 2 p.m
Granted wood zipper pull process January 03 2014, 0 Comments
Granted wood zipper pull process.
There are many steps taken with the production of each sweater, not only with the knitting of our garment but the process of our signature wooden zipper pulls.
Each piece is hand crafted on Vancouver Island using only salvaged yew wood branches and then finished with our signature "g" logo. Our pulls are hard wearing, weather resistant and represent the hand made nature of our brand.
Granted Winter Essentials December 27 2013, 0 Comments
Granted Winter Essentials
Mountain range sweater - Granted
Pebble toque - Granted
Snow shovel - Canadian tire
Ice salt - Poler bear blue
Gloves - The North Face
Gore tex shoes - Nike
Poler and Granted December 11 2013, 0 Comments
Poler and Granted
This limited sweater vest can be found at one of your finer Poler dealers or through their website here.
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