We are always looking for quality new Canadian brands at Benjamin’s and our most exciting find for Winter 2018 is Quartz. A Quebec based manufacturer since 1997, Quartz specializes in expertly crafted jackets and coats that are informed by the our landscape and built to sustain the Canadian winter.
Each Quartz jacket is made from a shell of durable waterproof and wind-resistant material that remains breathable, an important feature given the unpredictability of our climate. Their parkas are lined with Canadian duck down, sourced ethically from farms in Quebec and the Prairies. Even the fur used to trim some of their coats makes reference to the Canadian outdoors, much of it coming from our very own forests.
Quartz offers a wide range of outerwear for both men and women and we chose to stock our two favorites this winter at Benjamin’s. The Hemming model is a smart transitional piece with a high collar for those looking for a mid-weight jacket that can still beat the elements. And for when the temperature plummets? How could we resist bringing in the aptly named Labrador parka. With a detachable hood, storm cuffs and fleecy pockets it can withstand cold up to -20 degrees Celsius. It has a tailored cut, which makes for a slightly dressier parka and we love it in navy or military green.
Buying local and supporting local businesses is a large part of our philosophy. So flick through the Quartz Winter 2018 catalog below to learn more about this excellent Canadian brand. If something catches your eye let us know and we can see about bringing it in for you. Or visit us in store to see what’s in stock for yourself.LOOKBOOK FW18-19 - QUARTZ CO.