Exclusive hand-made luxury knitwear from Cecile Benac

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Cecile Benac Knitwear remains one of the most unique lines of hand-made knitwear in Canada. The collection boasts a range of mid- to high-end pieces that blend traditional techniques and attention to detail with modern designs and innovative materials.

What began as a small family production drawing on a grandmother’s expertise has evolved into an internationally-influenced contemporary line of knitwear. Designer Cecile Benac skillfully chooses distinctive yarns such as bamboo, linen, organic cotton and viscose to create the flattering feminine silhouette of each piece. Whether it’s a flowing tunic or a structured shrug, every hand-made sweater represents sophistication and a deep respect for versatile, timeless designs.

Yet no two are exactly the same: the unique cut-outs, drop-stitching, draping and embellishments make every Cecile Benac sweater an original. Using a variety of Italian yarns, natural fibers and singular blends of ribbon ensures that each collection is not only distinctive, but also of exceptional quality.

Ultimately, the brand’s success is rooted in the diversity and wearability of its lines. From earthy linens in summer, to comforting chunky wool when temperatures drop, to sparkling polyamide for holiday, every piece invites the customer to play with it, and make it her own.

(Designed and hand-made in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sold in select boutiques across Canada.)

Cecile Benac working on a photo shoot

About the Designer


Cecilia Rebagliati has fast developed a name for herself as a designer to watch. In just fourteen short years, her Cecile Benac label of medium to high-end knitwear has captured the attention of consumers and fashion media alike.

Originally from Lima, Peru, Cecilia learned to knit as a child and later owned a ladies’ boutique before relocating to Vancouver, British Columbia in the late 1980s. Here on Canada’s West Coast she managed production for a high-end knitwear manufacturer before striking out on her own.

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