Fashion 12 Feb 2018

Canada Goose

Every Canada Goose product is designed with purpose and informed by the rugged demands of the Arctic. Made in Canada since 1957, the precision of every cut, fold and stitch is one that’s guided by decades of experience.

Every jacket passes through 13 production stages and just as many hands, all guided by our commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship. From zipper to button and stitch to stitch, every element is carefully chosen and meticulously put into place. And before it leaves the nest, our quality assurance team inspects every jacket by hand, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

60 years in the making.

As one of the oldest pieces in the Canada Goose archives, the Snow Mantra was developed to meet the needs of workers in the Canadian Arctic and has served as the uniform of the most rugged jobs, from the Canadian Arctic Rangers to the ground crew of First Air. Weighing in at 7.5 lbs., field tested at temperatures up to -70 degrees Celsius and made up of more than 247 pieces, the Snow Mantra’s iconic functionality has made it an indispensable parka for those living and working in harsh climates. Within every jacket Canada Goose designs, there’s a feature that was informed by the DNA of the Snow Mantra.

A COMMITMENT TO TRACEABILITY

Ethically sourced down, fur, wool and shearling are an important part of the story.

''We believe all animals are entitled to humane treatment in life and death, and are deeply committed to the responsible use and ethical sourcing of all animal materials in our products. We do not condone any willful mistreatment and neglect of animals or acts that maliciously cause undue pain, injury or suffering.

We recently implemented comprehensive traceability programs for both Fur and Down to ensure they are sourced from animals that have not been subjected to any unfair practices, willfull mistreatment or undue harm, and materials are fully traceable throughout the supply chain.''

  • The Canada Goose Down Transparency Standard™ is our commitment to tracking the source of all of our down, from farm to factory. Through a third-party audit program conducted by International Down & Feather Industries, we can certify that our down only comes as a by-product from the poultry industry and has not come from live-plucked or force-fed birds. It also ensures that all down we source adheres to the Five Freedoms policy set out by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes. As of January 2017, all down insulation used to manufacture new Canada Goose products is fully traceable.

  • The Canada Goose Fur Transparency Standard™ is our commitment to support the ethical, responsible and sustainable sourcing and use of real fur. The first traceability program to cover the wild habitat, it ensures that all fur sourced by Canada Goose is in accordance with the Agreement of International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in Canada and the Best Managed Practices (BMP) in the United States, and is fully traceable throughout the supply chain. The standard certifies that we never purchase fur from fur farms, never use fur from endangered animals, and only purchase fur from licensed North American trappers strictly regulated by state, provincial and federal standards. As of April 2017, all fur used in new Canada Goose products is fully traceable, and includes country of origin labelling.

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In this article: Jackets, Goose, Fur

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