Canada Goose unveils its “new generation” fleece

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Canada Goose has launched its latest sustainable collection, the “Kind Fleece”, made from recycled wool and bio-based fibers, to coincide with the release of its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.

The fleece textile category has often been petroleum-based, says Canada Goose, and their “next generation” “Kind Fleece” is made from an ultra-soft, breathable fabric made with 62% recycled wool, 18% Tencel Wood-based Lyocell, a biodegradable fiber made from wood and 13% bio-based Sorona Polymer, a plant-based polymer made from sugar derived from corn.

The enduring “Kind Fleece” collection was designed to embody cozy comfort and versatility and debuts four new styles, the women’s Chilliwack Fleece Bomber, the women’s Severn ½ Zip Sweater, the men’s Lawson Fleece Jacket and the Mersey Fleece Vest for men, available in three colors.

The release coincides with the release of Canada Goose‘s 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, which details the commitments the brand has made, fulfilled and is on track to achieve, with a specific focus on materials, chemicals , greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, supply chain, human and labor rights, and people, including diversity and inclusion.

Canada Goose Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Highlights of the material commitments reveal that Canada Goose achieved certification under the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) in November 2021, months ahead of its commitment. It has also replaced more than 20% of its materials with sustainable alternatives to conventional materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester, and is on track to meet its 90% target for 2025.

Image: Canada Goose ‘Kind Fleece’

Additionally, Canada Goose revealed that its Bluesign certification commitment is nearing completion. By 2025, its fabrics will be 90% approved by Bluesign for responsible and sustainable practices. It currently stands at almost 85%, compared to 45% in its 2020 sustainability report.

It also transitioned nearly 60% of its packaging to more sustainable solutions and pledged to stop using per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its Arctic Tech fabric, re-developing this proprietary fabric from by the end of 2023.

Regarding manufacturing and operational impact, Canada Goose said it remains committed to its ambitious goal of achieving net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 or sooner, and has once again achieved carbon neutrality for the company’s operations.

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