KALJIT S.TMANA PRESIDENT and THE BARNNET visited the Canadian Sweater Company factory and experienced their history and attractiveness in person. Please pay a lot of attention to the Cowichan sweater proposed by the Canadian Sweater Company and THE BARNNET together.
Canadian Sweater Company Ltd. take pride in every item we knit and believe that a well made garment that fits you perfectly is indeed a treasure that should last a long time.
Canadian Sweater Company Ltd was established in 1977 and has evolved into a world class supplier of woolen garments and accessories, both historic and contemporary in design. All hand knitted items are still hand knit by an individual craftsperson's in British Columbia. And in our continued progress we are now proud to introduce our Evolution Line of machine knit finest Canadian garments.
In the vast world of assembly line production, it is comforting to know that privileged few can still experience the joy of owning handmade clothing destined to become a family heirloom. The long lasting quality and the unique designs of these garments has made them world famous. Purchased by locals as well as visitors, for many years they have been sent as gifts to many parts of the world.
The Native people of Vancouver Island have been knitting woolen (Cowichan) sweaters for well over a century. Canadian Sweater Company Ltd. has continued the tradition of these historic garments and has added many other designs and styles over the years. The basic designs adopted by our Company are derived from folk art of the Native Indians. The thunderbird, the eagle, the bear, the deer and the snowflake have been an integral part of Native mythology and day to day living. behind each design there is a legend that has been passed down through the ages. These distinctive symbols of nature give the handmade garments a unique British Columbia identity.