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The history of the iconic Guernsey jumper begins in the 16th century. Originally hand- knitted by the wives and sweethearts of fisherman and farmers to protect against harsh weather, the Guernsey jumper eventually became a worldwide favorite, donned by everyone from sea farers to the royal family themselves. Their proven durability even lead to Guernseys becoming an integral part of the Royal Navy uniform in the 19th century. To wear a Guernsey is to truly wear a piece of history.

Le Tricoteur Guernsey’s history began over 60 years ago in pursuit of creating their perfect version of the island’s famous jumper. Today, they remain a family business, continuing to produce their iconic design from within their atelier located right on the Guernsey coast. BRUT always aims to share the stories of makers and artisans who come with a captivating history, and Le Tricoteur Guernsey could not be a better example of this quest.

For this collaboration, we created the BRUT version of the famous Guernsey, adding in our own touch of French antiquity.


The BRUT Guernsey jumper is inspired by the story of 19th century French marine rescuers, a group of volunteers who dedicated their lives to keeping the ocean safe for fisherman and other maritime workers. This group still exists in France today under the name Les Sauveteurs en Mer, but was originally known as the Societe Humaine, a name famously embroidered by hand on their fisherman jumpers. BRUT connected with this beautiful narrative, and wanted to honour it by teaming up with the brand that knows fisherman sweaters better than anyone.

The BRUT Guernsey is made from 100% worsted wool and is both durable and weather resistant. We are proud to release this very special garment which is not just a collaboration between two brands, but an homage to the tremendous history of both our native France and Guernsey island.

All sweaters have been manufactured by Le Tricoteur Guernsey in their atelier on the island's coast.

La Société Humaine des Naufrages de Boulogne-sur-Mer - around 1825


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