Amos & Andes has specialised in women and men’s fine clothing for over 23 years. Our success continues to grow each year through feedback from our customers who keep checking in to the shop, and online as well, to share the treasures we have found. We are most interested in natural fibers and the highest level of craftsmanship, working with artists who share our passion and have these same ideals.
Please enjoy our beautiful collections and we welcome your feedback.
Dale of Norway is synonymous with quality winter sweaters and sport excellence. Dale of Norway has built a reputation as the world’s leading manufacturer of Norwegian sweaters.
Wool is our fabric of choice because of the fibers’ unique properties that makes it perfectly suited for the way Amos & Andes patrons wear our garments. Wool is also completely sustainable. It is a flexible, strong and non-static fiber in addition to being naturally soil — and water resistant. Wool is a great insulator against both cold and warm conditions, even when wet, is naturally flame retardant and can absorb up to a third of its weight in moisture before feeling wet. Perfect for strenuous activities.
Dale of Norway has specialized in wool garments since the company was established in 1879 and has been featured since Amos & Andes opened our shop in 1994.
Dale’s knitwear has a long and unique history of environmentally friendly products and production. Not only is Dale’s knitwear made with 100% natural wool, Dale of Norway’s production is powered by sustainable hydroelectric energy generated by local waterfalls in the Dale Valley of Norway.
Cowichan is Canada. For over 150 years, the native Coast Salish people of Vancouver Island have created these distinctively patterned, hand-knitted sweaters, toques, mitts, and socks. Each piece of Coast Salish Indian clothing is unique, incorporating traditional designs of animals, birds, sea creatures, and geometric shapes. The Salish knitting is a very old traditional art form; and over the decades these hand knitted sweaters have become well known for their beauty and expert craftsmanship. The Coast Salish Indian knitting represents historically the extraordinary resourcefulness, creativity, and adaptability of the people of the Coast Salish Tribes.
The clothing designs have been passed down from generation to generation; typically from mother to daughter, and there are some excellent male knitters as well. Please note the distinction that while we reference the shops of our other artisans, Cowichan sweaters are most often made right in the knitter’s home. The raw wool is hand washed, hand teased, hand carded, and finally hand spun. This meticulous hands on technique helps to preserve all of the natural oils that are found in the wool; making the sweaters water and stain resistant, and perfect for the Northwest Coast winters.
This beautiful art form is still used culturally in the winter dances of the Coast Salish longhouses, and it can be seen being worn by people from all walks of life, including Prime ministers, Presidents, and members of the Royal family.
Cowichan clothing products are Trademarked and recognized throughout Canada. To protect its designs and techniques, the Cowichan Band Council of British Columbia registered a certification mark that is used on all Cowichan sweaters and clothing products. This mark helps Amos & Andes ensure Cowichan product authenticity and helps protect the Cowichan products against imitation.
Ibex Outdoor Clothing is a wool clothing company that reflects the same ethos as the Amos and Andes team.
Ibex is a natural fiber company, a thoughtful design company, an excellence-in-product-development company, a hiking-before-dawn company, dogs-in-the-workplace company, and a bike-to-work company.
Ibex clothing is durable, evolving, active and modern. Their repurposed Vermont headquarters used to be a car dealership. Since their founding, Ibex has pushed the boundaries of wool construction, built relationships with like-minded craftspeople, sheep farmers and clothing manufacturers.
Ibex clothing is something you can feel in each of their products. It is the art of wool.
Thermohair socks are another truly Canadian product we love.
The socks are trademarked under Thermohair because they are made of Angora kid mohair, which is the first hair sheared from the young kid, Angora goat. This particular hair is very fine and soft, the most luxurious and expensive of the mohair grades.
Since mohair comes from a goat and not a sheep, the fiber is completely different from wool. Most people that have allergies to wool can wear Thermohair Socks and experience and even warmer luxurious experience for their foot. Thermohair comfort and durability is unsurpassed. There's no other sock like them!
Padraig slippers are hand made in Canada.
Helen made her first pair of slippers for her young son in the winter of 1977. The slipper had a hand cut sheepskin sole and a crocheted upper made with hand spun raw wool. In a few short years this first design would become known as the “Original Padraig Slipper”. Since Helen started selling her crafts in local markets, the slipper line and the company have grown and evolved. The slippers now come in numerous colour designs and styles.
Padraig employs more than thirty local artisans and support staff, is still independently owned and operated and their premises remain in North Vancouver; ensuring product quality and support to the local community. The slippers too remain largely the same; they are still hand crocheted and hand dyed in small lots, insuring each pair is one of a kind.
Thirteen years ago, Jan Stimpson, the owner/designer, found herself frustrated with the narrow ideals propagated by the fashion industry and this dissatisfaction gave rise to a vision: create an innovative line of clothing that will celebrate the diversity of the feminine figure.
Sympli was born: a collection of high-quality, basics that uses a “fit formula” (including snug, relaxed and tunic) to complement and enhance all body types; allowing women of all shapes and sizes to achieve comfort in how they feel.
The line has evolved to include exciting novelty pieces that allow women to flawlessly mix and match over 300 designs and 30 colours to personalize entire wardrobes that are catered to their unique style.
Irene Klar is a Canadian artisan who has brought life to cushion covers.
People, their textiles, pattern decoration and colours serve as inspiration for Irene Klar. Her interest in universal design elements has taken her on far reaching travels around the world from Alaska to Australia, from Guatemala and Peru to Morocco. These themes are incorporated into her paintings and prints, which are full of the intense colours of the marketplaces.