Kanata Blanket's Company History

1993: Kanata Blanket is established.

Throughout history, blankets have been about people. In simpler times, one’s sense of well-being came from having the basics: a crackling fire, a hot cup of coffee, a dry place to sleep and a warm blanket to curl up in. From our first breath, we are warmed, protected and comforted by blankets. Kanata Blanket is built upon these values, creating products that become treasured household possessions.

Established in 1993, our original focus was to develop the Kanata brand with our Heritage Collection, concentrating on the retail and gift markets in both Canada and the USA.

Children of the Raven blankets by Bill Reid and Kanata BlanketBlankets have always been an integral part of Indigenous North American life and history, and to this day are still tied to Indigenous rituals, including celebrations of marriage, christenings and potlatches. In honor of these traditions, our Artist Series endeavors to capture both traditional and contemporary designs with licensing programs that give back to the artist, the organization and the community.

1997: Kanata begins to build its reputation in the promotional products market in Canada and the USA.

Cooper with the Buffalo Check Cabin Throw blankets throws by Kanata BlanketInitially offering our unique wool blankets branded with a company’s logo, over the years we have built upon the success of Kanata’s Heritage Collection. We were the first in the promotional market with premium fleece throws, soon to be followed by the introduction of our custom cotton tapestries.

As blankets have rapidly become a more popular product category for corporate gifting, Kanata has continued to lead the way, developing new fabrics and concepts, and is considered the leading blanket supplier in the promotional industry

For information on our promotional product line, please visit www.kanatapromo.com. Please note that we only sell through promotional product distributors and can provide you with the contact information for a distributor in your area upon request. Please email us at [email protected].

1997: The Kanata Home Collection is introduced.

Soft Touch Velura Kanata Blanket

Introduced in 1997, Kanata’s Home Collection was a new direction for Kanata. Combining the latest generation of high-tech fabrics with the most fashion-forward decor designs around, our Home Collection offers high-quality gifts that people will love to receive. Previously only available for corporate gift giving or through select retail stores, the Kanata Blanket website now offers our unique products online for an individual gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.

August 2015: Kanata Blanket becomes part of the Pro Towels family.

Pro Towels towel on the beachIn August of 2015, Kanata became a part of the Pro Towels family. Pro Towels is the largest full-service beach, golf, fitness and rally towel supplier within the Promotional Products Industry. Pro Towels continues to grow, acquiring supplier Neet Feet in September 2016.

Kanata Blanket Today

We continue to grow and expand.

Adrienne wearing Patterns of Life Voile Scarf by Debra Sparrow for Kanata Blanket

Today, our Heritage Collection offers a distinctive selection of blankets, some handmade in British Columbia, Canada, at the heart of which are our unique licensed designs from Indigenous artists.