Granted is an apparel brand from Vancouver, BC specializing in chunky hand-knitwear since 1978.
Their “Spirit Bear Yin Yang Sweater” celebrates the iconic, rare white Kermode (spirit) bear with its black bear sibling yin/yang logo on the back and salmon sleeve details. The sweater was designed in collaboration with Vancouver is Awesome. Partial proceeds from sales of this sweater go towards Pacific Wild.
There are currently only 200-400 Kermode bears alive today, and sales of this sweater will help to ensure their long-term survival.
“There is a lot we can learn from bears. They don’t care what colour they are and live and hunt side by side. We [humans] are all the same animal and – like them – I believe we can live in harmony.”
Granted Sweater Company works from a small studio on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by woolen sweaters and accessories that are hand-knit in their community.
The designs they make are based on the ones their parents began producing in 1978, updated with contemporary styling and quirky details with a sense of humour.
Their style is neo-vintage – they pair timeless knitting techniques in classic styles with modern graphics that are sometimes surprising. You probably wouldn’t expect to see palm trees on a bulky woolen sweater, but that’s exactly what they did.
They grew up spinning and winding yarn with their parents in the living room, wearing wool on blustery beaches during winter storms, snow-shoeing through fresh snow, and walking the dog on misty mornings. Wherever you live, chances are you, too, need a warm sweater.
With care and love, hand-knit woollen clothing from Granted Sweater Company will keep you warm through a lifetime of daily adventures.