Today, Canada Goose launches “Kind Fleece”, a material made from recycled wool and bio-based fibers.
Kind Fleece is a breathable fabric made from 62% recycled wool, 18% wood-based Tencel Lyocell, a wood-based biodegradable fiber, and 13% bio-based Sorona Polymer, a plant-based polymer made from sugar corn.
Customers can find the sustainable fabric in her women’s clothing Chilliwack Sweatshirt JacketWomen’s Severn Half-Zip SweaterMen’s Lawson Fleece Jacket and men Mersey Fleece Vest. Each garment is available in three colorways, designed to be layered and worn all year round.
The collection coincides with Canada Goose‘s 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report and its certification to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), received in November 2021. It also highlights that the company has no longer purchased any fur last year and will stop manufacturing with fur by the end of this year. It also shows that the company has shifted over 20% of its materials to Preferred Fibers and Materials (PFM), putting it on track to meet its 90% PFM target for 2025.
Canada Goose’s bluesign certification is nearing completion and it has transitioned nearly 60% of its packaging to more sustainable solutions. Canada Goose has also committed to ending the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its Arctic-Tech fabric, redeveloping this proprietary fabric by 2023.
In manufacturing, the brand has committed to achieving net Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 or earlier, and it has achieved carbon neutrality in its operations.
Canada Goose’s 2021 report and “Kind Fleece” publication builds on its Humanature platform, uniting sustainability and value-based initiatives.
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