We’re excited to share that we have teamed up with our Sweden-based friends and stockists at Grandpa for the latest collaboration in our Future Friendship Project series, which sees Universal Works connecting with and working alongside brands and companies with a shared vision of Peace, Love, and Soul.



They strive to be more than just a store but an inclusive meeting place where customer service is second to none – all the more reason to check them out if you are in the area. Grandpa Store is all about good people, good products, and good impact, so it was a no-brainer for us when they put the idea forward to collaborate. Having built a good relationship with them over the past few years, it felt like the right time to work together on an exclusive piece. The result is a special version of the UW Beach Parka, which is available for Spring Summer '24, exclusively at Grandpa Store.



Our Co-Founder, David Keyte, shares his thoughts:


I think, like me, they love our take on the oversized military-style parka, and asked if we could make an exclusive version. In fact, it’s an even simpler, cleaner version than the one we offered in this collection – maybe it’s a bit more of a “Scandinavian” aesthetic, which is cool.


Taking inspiration from the US military snow parka; an oversized, unlined piece originally intended as camouflage for paratroopers in a snowscape, the Grandpa x UW Parka is lightweight but has plenty of volume, making it a perfect summer layer. This explains why it was playfully named the “Beach Parka,” but just like its wintery counterpart, this version has all of the same details: an oversized hood to go over your cap, a waist cord to create different silhouettes, and big pockets to stash your essentials in. Channelling a simple, clean utilitarian aesthetic, the Grandpa x UW Beach Parka is made in Olive Recycled Poly Tech, which gives it crease-resistant properties and a lightweight, summer vibe.


To celebrate the collaboration, Grandpa Store sat down with our Co-Founders David and Stephanie to find out more about UW. Head to their website for the full interview and see below for more images of the new and exclusive piece, taken during their visit to our hometown in Nottingham earlier this month.



Isaac wears: Beach Hat In Olive Recycled Poly Tech, Grandpa x Universal Works Beach Parka Olive, Tech Overshirt In Navy Recycled Poly Tech, Camp Shirt In Navy/Yellow Tie Dye, Oxford Pant In Navy Recycled Poly Tech.



  View the collaboration here