Sunday, December 5, 2010

GWG: Canada's oldest denim Co.

Alfred E. Jackson, and Charles A. Graham established the Great Western Garment Company (GWG) on January 30, 1911, with a strong belief in the future of the young city. They also recognized the need for a supply of functional, hard-wearing clothing for the province's growing workforce.

GWG made great denim of highest quality, the Royal Albert Museum's web site has a great web page devoted to GWG and the history from start to Levi's taking over to eventually Levi's deciding to close all plants in Canada.

Here is the link to the web page (Royal Albert Museum) that has pdf's of back catalogs and some great pictures, as well as a great collectors guide.

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