Jimbo & Knit

Knit with Purpose
Worn with Pride

“I am so grateful to Knit and the amazing Cowichan artists for their beautiful creations. Can’t wait to wear this with purpose and with pride.”

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ABOUT

Tradition Meets Exclusivity

Cowichan sweaters are artistry in wool—durable, warm, with unique designs. Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, they embody scarcity and exclusivity, becoming precious wardrobe treasures for multiple generations.

Spot the difference

Avoid Fakes and Cultural Appropriation

Distinguishing genuine Cowichan sweaters from corporate cultural appropriations, such as the imitations spread since the 1950s, is crucial for avoiding profit-driven cultural exploitation.

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Why Jimbo Supports Knit

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Source and Certification

Purchase from reputable sellers or directly from Indigenous artisans or organizations supporting First Nations communities. Some Cowichan sweaters may come with certification or labels indicating their authenticity and supporting ethical production practices.

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Quality of Craftsmanship

Authentic Cowichan sweaters exhibit high-quality craftsmanship. Examine the overall construction, stitching, and finishing. Look for even tension in the knitting, well-executed pattern transitions, and secure seams.

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Natural Wool

Authentic Cowichan sweaters are typically made from locally sourced, undyed, and unprocessed wool, known for its warmth and durability. Check for the presence of natural fibers and look for variations in color or texture indicating the use of natural wool.

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Traditional Designs & Motifs

Authentic Cowichan sweaters feature distinctive and culturally significant designs inspired by nature, animals, totems, or geometric patterns. Research the traditional motifs associated with Cowichan sweaters to identify if they align with the design of the sweater in question.

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Authenticity

Fair Trade, Authentic Cowichan Knitting

Having an authentic Cowichan sweater means owning a wearable piece of art that represents the rich cultural heritage, meticulous craftsmanship, and deep connection to the land and traditions of the Coast Salish First Nations people.

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HOW IT FITS

Designed for All: The Versatile Sizing Options of Cowichan Sweaters

Every genuine Cowichan sweater supports Indigenous artisans, celebrates their craft, and fortifies the values of responsible consumption. It’s not just luxury fashion, it’s fashion with integrity.

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