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The Process

Makers of Canadian Heritage Sweaters

Granted Sweater Company was established in 1978 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Now in its second generation, the family business continues to design and produce locally, using only domestic wool yarn.

Due to the lengthy process of hand-knitting, production is limited. However, this allows for an attention to detail and quality that has become synonymous with the brand. All knitters are local and carefully selected for consistent craftsmanship.

Manufacturing in Canada has its challenges, especially with the current trend of fast fashion produced overseas. Fortunately, there is a growing appreciation for long lasting, hand made and sustainable items. These classic designs are always in fashion and so durable that they have a lifetime of wear.

(Photo: Justin Craigen)

FROM WOOL TO YARN

Wool is gathered from across Canada and processed in a mill located in New Brunswick, Canada. There the wool is sorted, scoured, dyed, carded and spun.

Since the beginning, our sweaters have always been made from 100% wool. This amazing natural fibre is sustainable, durable, breathable, body temperature regulating and insulating even when wet.

The free roaming sheep are ethically treated. Sheep are unharmed during the shearing process.

 

Raw stock scouring. Wool is washed to remove dirt, oil and feed.

(Photo: Briggs & Little)

Skein drying.

 

Yarn is spun and ready to be knit with.

Traditional Knitting Methods, Timeless Designs

Each piece is authentic and rich in craftsmanship. The designs are contemporary but the knitting methods applied are centuries old. Granted’s hand-knit sweaters, like a favourite pair of jeans or a genuine leather wallet, soften and gain character over time.

In studio, yarn is weighed and picked up by a knitter who knits from the comfort of their home.

Each stitch is carefully knit by hand. A sweater can take up to 20 - 25 hours of knitting.

In our studio each zipper pull is made with durable Canadian maple wood then hand branded with a “g” logo.

Finished authentic sweater. All hand made in Canada.

 

 

 

 

Stay Wild Expo - Portland Oregon August 26th - 28th

Who:

A list of your favorite brands that will be attending the Stay Wild Expo!

What:

Stay Wild Expo attendance is free and open to the public. A healthy mix of bigger and smaller brands that are all making our favorite stuff.

Eat, dance, drink and trip out to awesome art, live music, yummy flavors, and good old fashioned craziness. It's all the stuff you love about festival life, but without the commitment.

When:

August 26th - 28th

Where:

World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd. Portland Oregon

Why:

Why not!

More information here.

Aloha vibes vest collection

Inspired by the love of our favourite destination these aloha vibe vest designs will remind you of the those pristine beaches and friendly local island vibes.

 

(From Left to Right)

Our Hula girl vest in a new easy to wear colour variation will get you swaying back in fourth in no time.

The welcoming warmth of the Pineapple vest has hints of Polynesian tribal motifs that wrap around the entire waist.

The Hibiscus vest includes a nice blend of soft marble pink undertones with vine and floral accents.

 

 

Happy 80th Birthday David Suzuki!

To commemorate Mr Suzuki's 80th birthday on March 24th, we presented him with an earth tone version of the original Suzuki sweater. His sweater is marked with an "80" on the sleeve.

To purchase this sweater (but without the "80"), go here. Partial proceeds of each Suzuki sweater will go towards the David Suzuki Foundation.

For more information on this sweater please contact us at mail@grantedclothing.com

Photo by: CTV Canada

 

 

Granted AW 2016 viewing at Capsule NYC

Granted is excited to be introducing our new lighter collection of knitwear along with our original line.

Day by Granted (new).

Granted Originals.

A/W 2016 New York Women's

February 21, 9:30-6:30PM / February 22, 9:30-6:30PM / February 23, 9:30-5:30PM

Pier 94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019

To make an appointment to view our line please contact Brian at mail@grantedclothing.com

Store Feature: Quark Expeditions

Since 1991, Quark Expeditions has specialized in expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctica, in ships with ice-strengthened hulls or in icebreakers. Polar travelers will enjoy unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for expedition trips to the Arctic and Antarctica.

Quark Expedition Polar Adventure Ships are platforms for optional sea-kayaking, camping, mountaineering and cross-country skiing. Their small size enables them to sail channels and bays through which our icebreakers cannot sail. The ability to get close to landscapes and wildlife make these vessels extraordinary base camps for photographers.

Many of our polar themed items can now be found at the Quark Expedition shops on board.

For more information on how you can be a part of a Quark Expedition here.

Photo: The Planet D

 

 

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