Canada Goose Will Stop Buying Fur — Sort Of
Canada Goose has long stood by its use of fur, even as fashion’s biggest names have vowed to stop selling it. It’s hard to imagine the company’s signature $1,000 (or so) parkas without their coyote fur-trimmed hoods cocooning city dwellers in Arctic-grade warmth every winter.
But on Wednesday, Canada Goose announced that starting in 2022, the company will no longer buy new fur from trappers. By then, Canada Goose will use reclaimed fur, the company said — fur that already exists in its supply chain and the marketplace. As part of this effort, Canada Goose, which is based in Toronto, plans to begin buying back the fur ruffs from customers’ coats — with the intention of recycling the fur — in the coming months.
The new policy was included in a report released Wednesday detailing the 63-year-old company’s latest sustainability efforts. Other plans include achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 through reducing emissions, as well as eliminating plastics in its facilities, including its eight factories.
“By reusing fur that is reclaimed, we’re just taking a resource that’s already sustainable and making it even more sustainable,” Dani Reiss, the Canada Goose chief executive, said in an interview.