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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 mail@grantedclothing.com for details.

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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-

Don Cherry's Blue Sweater

Miami Vice Flamingo Sweater

David Suzuki Sweater

Greatest Sweater in the Galaxy

Malcom X Sweater

 

Special thanks to:

Holistic Fitness Specialist

Kenny Muir

www.kennymuir.ca

 

 

 

 


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!

 

EVENT DATE:

Saturday November 29th 5-10pm

Ken Diamond Studio

756 Powell Street

Vancouver, BC

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.

Hills of Kerrisdale

2125 West 41st Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z3

 

Phone: 604-266-9177

Email: hills@hillsofkerrisdale.com

 

 


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.

 

Monogram knit hats

 

Full kids collection (sets)

 


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."

 

Thrive Lifestyle

113-109 McPhillips Ave
Salt Spring Island, B.C V8K 2T6
Hours of operation: 10AM-5PM

 

Contact: contact.thrivelifestyle@gmail.com

250-931-5433

 

 


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.

www.kandisebrown.com

Kandise Brown contact information.

 

 


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!

 

 

 

Sail Voyage Sweater

Nordic Deer Sweater

Trio of Trees Sweater

Autumn Rose Sweater


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

4-1666 Johnston St. The Netloft Granville Island
4-1666 Johnston St. The Netloft Granville Island
4-1666 Johnston St. The Netloft Granville Island

1666 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Contact: info@thehatshop.ca
604-683-4280

 

 


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, 0 Comments

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 - 23rd 2014

Location:

FREEDOM HALL will be located at Studio 548
548 W 22nd Street between 11th and 12th
Booth #431/ Freedom Hall
New York, NY

 

Viewing hours:
  • 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
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 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.

Landlouping from Poler Outdoor Stuff on Vimeo.

 

 


Introducing the CBC Retro Vest November 08 2013, 0 Comments

The CBC Retro Vest, incorporating the 70s exploding pizza logo, comes in navy with bold accent colours. This piece will definitely brighten up your autumn wardrobe. Purchase here.


Now something for the kids! November 05 2013, 0 Comments

No wrestling needed when putting these on because your child will gladly don a whale, rabbit, squirrel, fawn or robot (not pictured).

Our full kids line can be seen here or you may find them at the following local stores below:

Steveston Village Maternity
3911 Moncton St
Richmond, BC, V7E 3A7
Tel: 778.297.7379
www.stevestonvillagematernity.com

Ahoy
4391 Gallant avenue
Deep Cove, North Vancouver
BC, V7G 1L1 ‎
Tel: 778.340.0400
www.ahoygoods.com

 


Brand Feature: Ken Diamond (Vancouver, BC) November 01 2013, 0 Comments

Ken Diamond began to work with leather in the late 90′s and established Ken Diamond in 2003. The philosophy behind the works of Ken Diamond are simple-high quality leather goods with classic designs, entirely hand made in his Vancouver studio. As leather work is a dying art, he works at keeping the traditions alive while using modern techniques to keep the work simple and minimal.

More details can be found here or you can visit this handsome man and the rest of the Diamond family here:

(By appointment only, please call ahead)

756 Powell Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
V6A 1H6
PH # 604.669.4179

 

 

 

 


Featured in SAFARi (Japanese men's fashion magazine) September 23 2013, 0 Comments

Safari Magazine

This monthly magazine features interviews with A-list Hollywood actors and comments on the recent fashion trends among celebrities.

Granted's Abstract Tree Sweater, exclusive to Japan, is featured in the November issue.

Our original colour version can be found here.

 

 

 

 


Knit your own chunky sweater! Granted knits website launched! September 06 2013, 4 Comments

Hello knitters! We've launched a new site called Granted Knits - A place to knit your own chunky sweater.

www.grantedknits.bigcartel.com