Cursive Spotlight: How Redwood Classics Makes The Perfect Sweatshirt
No matter how often you go shopping or how many sweatshirts you buy, you will always have that one favourite sweatshirt in your closet that you always turn to. Redwood Classics Apparel prides itself on making your favourite sweatshirt – and the perfect sweatshirt. Redwood Classics strives to provide the highest quality of manufacturing available in North America, and has done so for three generations. With an endless array of design, decoration and customization, Redwood Classics is dedicated to service excellence and craftsmanship that creates a true and authentic Canadian product that customers are proud of.
What goes into making the perfect sweatshirt? All fits and styles are developed in the Redwood Classics in-house atelier. Their master craftsmen, who have a keen eye for quality, start with sourcing and selecting the finest fabrics. Then, each dye-lot is tested for shrinkage, colour dye-lot and colour fastness in order to ensure consistency. Only the finest of these are stocked in Redwood Classics’ highly curated inventory of premium fleece selections. Rather than relying on the standard practice of compacting knitted fabrics and claiming them to be pre-shrunk, Redwood Classics fabric washes each dye-lot fabric, starting of by un-rolling each and every roll. The fleece is then washed and dried in their in-house laundry facilities to ensure that shrinkage occurs at the manufacturing level. The fabric is then re-rolled before going to the cutting room, where it is laid out for rest time to un-relax and minimize any pattern distortion.
Each handcrafted Redwood Classics Apparel sweatshirt is constructed with the utmost care and attention to detail. Redwood Classics uses a highly specialized four-needle flatlock stitching technique, resulting in better fit, durability and added comfort. Afterwards, each and every sweatshirt is carefully inspected one at a time for colour standards and construction quality. Each garment is then given a final, all-over review before it is honoured with the Redwood Classics Proudly Made in Canada stamp of approval!
Redwood Classics Apparel has produced over 35 million sweatshirts. Find out more here.