Redwood Classics is a local company handcrafting clothes for Canadians, by Canadians. We recently had the chance to check out this amazing company and one of their Lawren Cardigans, just in time for last week’s Toronto Men’s Fashion Week!
The company’s Toronto factory employs highly skilled textile professionals to handcraft clothing that is keeping Canada on the global fashion stage by not only supplying department stores, universities, resorts and more with high quality apparel, but also by shipping to the USA, Europe and Japan.
In 2013, Redwood’s powerhouse president Kathy Cheng was inaugurated into WXN’s list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and in 2014, Redwood’s factory was named a Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine alongside industry heavyweights like Adidas, JCPenney, and Halston.
The producer of Redwood Classics and The Heritage Collection, WS & Co, has provided clothing for high profile brands such as Roots Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, Holt Renfew, The Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren and many others, making this company one of the most exciting sponsors of this year’s Toronto Men’s Fashion Week!
Redwood Classics has apparel for men, women, and children and consists mostly of the basics: t-shirts, cardigans, hoodies, track pants and more. The collection we got to check out was the Heritage Collection, a modern take on old-school originals, constructed and washed for vintage authenticity.
Many apparel styles feature “flatlock stiching”, which involves weaving in an extra thread to provide greater strength and durability, and garments stay true to their size because most are pre-shrunk or garment washed beforehand. Redwood Classics even offers custom styling (including appliqué work), custom color matching, as well as shipping from their Toronto warehouse within 2-3 business days.
Throughout TOM*FW, Redwood’s Hector and Lawren Cardigans were a popular choice for fashion lovers everywhere and the $75 cardigan also helped to benefit Men’s Fashion for Hope, a special initiative that brings fashion and charity together in support of the Kol Hope Foundation for Children, to help kids with disabilities at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
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