A few weeks ago the folks at Grana reached out to me to see if I would be interested in reviewing some of their products. It was quite serendipitous, as I had just learned about the company a few weeks before they contacted me. I’m contacted every now and again by companies wanting me to feature/review a product, and I’m very selective about this sort of thing. I most often decline, usually because the product doesn’t mesh well with my high standards for quality or style. You all know how dang picky I am.
There are several reasons that I said yes to Grana. First, I liked the styles of their products. They offer classic wardrobe workhorse pieces. Secondly, I did some research after discovering them and learned about their philosophy regarding quality. They travel the globe trying to find the best quality fabrics for their products. The actual fabric an item is made of is hugely important to me. I hate ordering stuff online specifically because I want to see and touch the fabric. There is nothing more disappointing than receiving an item that you thought looked amazing online only to discover that it is junk upon arrival.
They have a smart business model in place, so they can offer their high quality products at reasonable prices. Read about that here. Another reason why I was interested in giving them a try is their ethics/code of conduct policy. I’m trying to make a real effort to support companies that create quality pieces while also treating their workers fairly and ethically (and use suppliers who do the same). The more I educate myself about “fast fashion” companies and the havoc that the industry wreaks on the environment and people the more I’m disappointed in myself for supporting it. Am I 100% there yet? No. Am I making an effort to change? Yes.
I told the folks at Grana flat out that I would be 100% honest in my review about their products. So, if I thought their product sucked I was going to tell my readers that. You (and they) will be happy to know that their products do NOT in fact suck. I’m thrilled with the quality. Granted, I don’t have the time invested yet to know how the items wash and wear, but I will report back.
I’m wearing two of the items they sent for review below: The Cashmere Boyfriend V-Neck and the Silk Classic Shirt. First, the cashmere is top notch. It’s so soft AND warm. I love the slouchiness of this style. It’s more relaxed and casual than your regular run of the mill v-neck sweater. I love the dropped shoulder seams. I wore it to work earlier this week with a tank underneath it and that looked great too. Oh, and Grana sent a cashmere comb with the sweater. Cashmere is going to pill. It just does. This will help to keep my cashmere looking it’s best.
The silk shirt is simply a very well made beautiful classic. It’s going to go with so many things in my closet. There are tons of silk options on their website. If you are a silk lover you really need to check out their offerings. Result? I’m thrilled with both. Would I recommend these products to you? Yes. Wholeheartedly. Would I spend my own money these? Absolutely. They have won me over.
Wearing: Cashmere Sweater -c/o Grana, Silk Shirt – c/o Grana, Denim – J. Crew, Booties – Loeffler Randall, Bag – J. Crew.
If you are interested in giving Grana a try, I can sweeten the deal. They provided me with a discount code that will give you 10% off and free worldwide shipping. Use ASHLEYxGRANA at checkout. This code is good through the end of February.
A note on sizing… Take a look at the size charts. Their products run smaller than your typical North American sizing. I’m wearing a medium in the sweater because it’s quite relaxed. However, the shirt is a large. I’m typically a medium in most US based clothing stores because we believe in vanity sizing and are a bunch of fatties.
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