Amos & Andes has specialized in women's and men’s traditional sweaters for over 28 years. Our success continues to grow each year through feedback from our customers who keep checking into the shop in Whistler and online to share the treasures we have found. We are most interested in natural fibres 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 fibre’s unique properties that make it ideally suited for how Amos & Andes patrons wear our garments. Wool is also completely sustainable. It is a flexible, robust, non-static fibre and naturally soil — and water-resistant. Even when wet, wool is an excellent insulator against cold and warm conditions; it is naturally flame-retardant and can absorb up to a third of its weight in moisture before feeling damp. 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. Salish knitting is an ancient traditional art form; these hand-knitted sweaters have become well-known for their beauty and expert craftsmanship over the decades. The Coast Salish Indian knitting historically represents 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. 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 handspun. This meticulous hands-on technique helps preserve all of the natural oils 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 worn by people from all walks of life, including Prime ministers, Presidents, and members of the Royal family.
Amos & Andes, The Whistler Sweater Shop has been unable to find enough authentic knitters to supply you (if you know an indigenous knitter, please let us know). We still feel strongly that the Canadian tradition should be kept alive. Amos & Andes, The Whistler Sweater Shop has chosen to find other knitters within Canada to knit Canadian, Cowichan-inspired designs for you to choose from.
Thermohair socks are another truly Canadian product we love.
The socks are trademarked under Thermohair because they are made of Angora kid mohair, the first hair sheared from the young kid, Angora goat. This particular hair is lovely and soft, the most luxurious and expensive of the mohair grades.
Since mohair comes from a goat, not a sheep, the fibre differs entirely from wool. Most people with wool allergies can wear Thermohair Socks and experience an even warmer luxurious experience for their feet. Thermohair comfort and durability are unsurpassed. There's no other sock like them!
Irish Sweaters. At the turn of the 20th century, Irish fishermen needed their clothes to be resilient against water, very warm, sturdy, and simple to repair. The winds and waves from the Atlantic Ocean make for challenging fishing conditions. They were constantly battling the harsh weather of the Aran Islands, off the coast of Galway and Clare.
For generations, the women on the Aran islands improved on the patterns of jumpers from the era and gave sweaters a unique Celtic touch. They aimed to make the sweaters a work of art and functional for what their fishermen needed.
Repeated customer satisfaction and praise at significant industry fairs worldwide tell our story of innovation and success. This may be because we still perform with the same passion as we did almost three decades ago. Instead of trying to guess what the next big trend in fashion might be, we let our products evolve in a natural, 'organic' way.