The announcement from Canada Goose comes as part of their sustainability pledge
Luxury clothing brand Canada Goose has announced that it will stop using new fur from animal trappers in its products, opting for the use of reclaimed fur instead.
In a report published on their website, Canada Goose say that by 2022, “Canada Goose will launch a bold new initiative that will introduce reclaimed fur into our supply chain. We plan to begin making parkas using reclaimed fur and end the purchasing of new fur in 2022. Customers should begin to see reclaimed fur in some of our products as early as Fall of that same year.”
Humane Society International/UK issued a statement in response to this news. Claire Bass, Executive Director, said: “We welcome Canada Goose’s announcement because it means that untold thousands of coyotes will be spared from being maimed and killed in cruel mental leg-hold traps, though the decision to shift to reclaimed fur feels like a rather painful ‘long-goodbye’ in this company’s tired love affair with the fur trade. A cleaner and clearer commitment to sustainability will hopefully see Canada Goose in the near future investing in the development of bio-fake-furs, and closed loop-recycling of synthetic fur materials. Nonetheless, this decision to stop killing animals for fashion is yet another nail in the coffin of the fur trade, a cruel and outdated industry still down from the punches of so many top designers and retailers adopting fur-free policies.”