National Sweater Day (Canada)

National Sweater Day (Canada) is observed next on Thursday, February 6th, 2025 (290 days from today).

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Wool fabrics are very popular in winter. Almost all of us own at least one item made of wool: shirt, hat, gloves, etc. Everyone uses wool as a habit in winter. There are many people who don't know much about wool but they still use it. Especially sweaters, with many colors and styles, are very popular because of their warmth. That's why National Sweater Day is celebrated every year on February 4, to honor these useful sweaters, and to recognize their benefits to people.

Wool is the name of a fabric that is woven from yarn. The fibers that make up wool are collected mainly from sheep's wool, there are some other animals such as camels or goats, rabbits, etc. These types of winter have thick fur and provide raw materials for knitting, weaving and making woolen fabrics, woolen blends or fabrics for making evening gowns, vests, etc. Wool is mainly used to make thick and warm clothes that perfectly retain heat every winter. So far, this material has been widely used all over the world.

Sweater is the name used to call the line of sweaters - pullovers - long sleeves - without a hat, in addition to woolen material, some current sweater lines also use other materials such as spandex, felt, cotton or fish skin,... because these materials have good sweat-wicking ability,... suitable for the texture of sweaters.

Sweaters can be worn at any time of the year, hot summer with cool knit sweaters, fall with cardigans and winter with layering combinations. Born exclusively for cold weather, long-sleeve sweaters are seen as a sign of the coming autumn and winter. Warm but neat, simple but sophisticated, long-sleeved sweaters are present in the wardrobe. Conquer the fashion world at first sight by its beauty and convenience.

What is a sweater?

The sweater is a style of shirt that is modified from the hoodies that cause "storms" and are popular with young people all the time. The sweater has a long-sleeve design, a pullover, usually a round neck. The fabric of the shirt can be adjusted to suit the weather in each season. Usually in the hot season, sweaters will be mainly used with fish skin and cotton felt to create ventilation and help absorb sweat. If sewing a Sweater layer in the cold season, wool fabric is the right material.

The History of Sweater

Each period in history, the sweater has been modified differently, it has a very own "soul". Although they have appeared for a long time, the beauty and the soul seem to have never faded, they still have a firm foothold in the fashion industry, typically street style fashion.

The period of the years 1925-1930: The "cradle" formed for the birth of sweaters.

Perhaps few of us know that the modern and popular sweaters used by young people today are derived from the sportswear of those days. They are shirts similar to sweaters now with a long or round neck, made of thick fabric, very warm to wear, helping to protect the health of athletes when worn during training or competition.

1960s: Sweaters are widely accepted and used.

One of the inherent characteristics of this shirt is that they have a very good ability to absorb sweat. It is because of that special function that sweaters have been recognized and widely applied everywhere. Typically, at universities in the US, sweaters are sewn by the school for all students attending, especially they also have the school's logo on it and this can be considered as a uniform at that time. Along with sweaters, t-shirts, sweaters were sewn quite widely with relatively cheap prices, so many people used them until the 70s, and sweaters were translated into sweatshirts. At the same time, to increase the attraction, the sweater design is added with words and textures to increase impression and aesthetics.

1980s: Sweaters followed in hip-hop culture.

In the world in the 1980s, the development of sports movements such as skateboarding, surfing, etc. was very exciting. In particular, Hip-Hop culture is a special highlight in this period. For beach surfers, the sweater has the function of absorbing water and keeping the player's body warm quickly after disembarking.

1990s: Sweaters bring great profits and are the first choice for skateboarders.

When sweater is widely known and used by many people, fashion companies around the world have attacked this industry and brought them a huge profit. In particular, in the skateboarder world, this is considered a "top notch" applied outfit that both creates an impressive fashion sense and helps protect their body because the thick fur on the shirt will help them reduce scratches, skin injuries when in contact with the road surface when skateboarding.

Today's Sweater always keeps up with the times, not afraid of going out of fashion.

Although going through many stages of development along with "changing flesh" through each stage, sweaters have never been considered outdated. These models still exist and have an invisible power in the fashion world that is difficult to dislodge or destroy. We can easily find sweaters anywhere, at any fashion shop. And the influence, the spread has turned this unique sweater into the current trend of sewing uniforms.

How to celebrate National Sweater Day

There is no better way than wearing your sweater, turning off the thermostat to save energy and reduce the impact of climate change to participate in National Sweater Day. You are also encouraged to share your knowledge about sweaters and writing about National Sweater Day with the people around you by posting it on social media with the hashtag #NationalSweaterDay.


National Sweater Day (Canada) has been observed the first Thursday in February.


Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Thursday, February 6th, 2025

Thursday, February 5th, 2026

Thursday, February 4th, 2027

Founded by

World Wildlife Fund Canada in 2010

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