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Partnerships help clothe northern residents

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Arctic Bay. © Nick Newbery

Braving the Arctic winter weather will be that much warmer for students at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, after receiving a donation of more than 300 Canada Goose parkas and footwear from Canada Goose, in partnership with Hollywood actor and film producer Ryan Reynolds and Baffin footwear.

Canada Goose is expanding its Resource Centre Program, which provides fabric to northern communities for making parkas, in partnership with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. The program has already donated over one million metres of material over the last decade. The expansion will include donations of thousands of repurposed parkas, many from Canada Goose’s warranty program. The refurbished parkas will be delivered to communities in all four regions of Inuit Nunangat, starting November 2020.

Canada Goose has also introduced it’s new HUMANATURE purpose platform that unites its sustainability and values-based initiatives. In January 2021, Canada Goose will debut its most sustainable parka to date, the Standard Expedition Parka. The Standard, inspired by the iconic Expedition Parka, will help set the standard for the future of outerwear at Canada Goose. The Standard is made from recycled and undyed fabrics, lining and interlining, 100 per cent responsibly sourced down and reclaimed fur. The Standard Expedition Parka exemplifies the brand’s strategy and commitment to sustainability; the design generates 30 per cent less carbon, based on footprint, compared to the in-line Expedition Parka.