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Stadium cable sweater (indigo/navy) - Styled by Clément Breton

 

Clément Breton (Paris, France)

My style is not really defined, it is a mix between work wear, military and vintage. Utility clothing in all these spans. I like to be able to mix the inspirations, materials, colors to create something more accomplished.

My grandfather was a farmer and I inherited some of his clothes, his hunting jacket is the trigger I think;) I really like to return to the roots of garments, What they convey in the past,  A return to true values.

"I love the blues for this model, a good basic item for several of my outfits. The wool is really beautiful, I like this dry and raw side of the material. The raglan sleeves gives it a much more current look that I like well, the difference in gauge and knitting on the collar gives a slightly more rustic side (the perfect balance). The double zipper closure is good and essential for me on this kind of sweater".

Follow more of Clément at his instagram account ,Crafted Paris.

Take a look at our Stadium cable knit sweaters along with other classics styles here.

Store Feature: Danali

Aubrey, a former fashion consultant and store owner of Danali purchased a small menswear shop downtown, at the age of 23. Since then, the store has moved locations and Danali is now in their fifteenth year on one of the busiest street corners in Winnipeg.

Along with Aubrey's daughter and son that have worked alongside him for the past 7 years they have a core of hardworking colleagues. Jon, their denim wizard who has been at the shop for over 21 years, Simmie, their lovely manager who has been there over 9 years) and an additional incredible crew of about 10 floor staff.

Danali pride themselves in providing the best level of customer experience there city has to offer. Relationships remain more important than transactions and they encourage a 'no pressure' sales atmosphere. The integrity and dedication that Aubrey and his crew continues to have for the store is evident and is what keeps people coming back again and again.

A conscious shift in the last few years has pushed us to carry over 7 Made in Canada brands, including Naked and Famous Denim, 18 Waits, Judith and Charles, Wings + Horns, and most recently, Granted Sweater Company.

Danali

530 Kenaston Blvd #100, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z4

Phone: (204) 489-0577

The NASA Sweater Has Landed

Rocketing into outer space and floating in zero gravity; my childhood dream to one day become an astronaut.  I dug through some old photos of my early years and used this as inspiration for Granted’s new NASA sweater. It proved a difficult task at first, as there were so many events and icons to draw from throughout the decades. We landed on the now retired “worm” logo, a vivid representation of my growing up in the 80s. It’s playful, it’s fun, it has an astronaut, rockets and retro gradients all vibrantly mixed into a spacey milky way of timeless knitting craft.  The NASA sweater has landed.

NASA Sweater Back

Canadian Wildlife Federation - Right Whale Sweater

We are happy to introduce our new Right whale sweater with the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. CWF is also a leader in marine conservation initiatives designed to help marine wildlife flourish, working collaboratively to ensure the conservation of endangered marine species like the North Atlantic Right Whale.

Did you know:

  • North Atlantic Right Whales weigh in at nearly 70 tonnes, reaching 17 metres in length?
  • Female Right Whales can live for over 50 years?
  • They are notoriously slow to grow? Females don’t reach sexual maturity until their 10th birthday. When pregnant they give birth to just one calf.
  • Between two and six whales are killed every year due to entanglement in fishing gear?
  • Based on scarring patterns, it’s likely more than 100 North Atlantic Right Whales become entangled in ropes every year?
  • Less than 500 Right Whales remain in our oceans?

Proceeds from the purchase of this sweater go to support CWF’s vital conservation programs.

 

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.

 

 

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