I spotted this vintage 1960s rare Grenfell Handicrafts jacket on Etsy and just had to write about it here. I will confess I do not know much about vintage fashion from Newfoundland, but this piece caught my eye. This is a unisex all-weather parka circa the 1960s, and is hand-embroidered and self-lined.
This beautiful jacket is made with blue cotton Grenfell cloth, and for those in the know, this material can handle all the wild weather Newfoundland & Labrador will throw at you. This jacket is vastly older than I am but looks to be in better shape after all these years. You know what they say…they don’t make them like they used to. It is for sale on Etsy for CA$456.93 and is something you most likely won’t see for sale online again.