Canada Goose says it will stop using fur on all coats
Canada Goose, the maker of popular luxury coyote fur down parkas, has announced that it will stop buying fur by the end of this year and stop using it in its products by 2022.
This decision is part of Canada Goose’s strategy to become greener, use more sustainable materials and increase the use of low carbon methods in the manufacture of its coats.
“This is a historic moment in our fight against cruel fur fashion,” said the Humane Society International in a statement.
Claire Bass, executive director of the Humane Society, said, “Canada Goose’s signature coyote-trimmed parka jackets have been synonymous with fur cruelty for years, but today’s announcement is another major blow to the global fur trade.”
Canada Goose isn’t the only luxury fashion brand that is giving up its use of fur. Nordstrom announced in September that it would cease sales of fur and products made from the skins of exotic animals, including alligators, kangaroos and snakes, by the end of 2021.
In addition, in 2018 Burberry announced that it would end the use of rabbit, fox, mink and raccoon fur in its products under its new Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci. The Italian luxury brand Prada has also committed.
Fur is a “dying industry that has been hit by so many top designers and retailers moving away from the fur PR nightmare,” said Bass. “Canada Goose’s fur-free policy will save countless coyotes from being maimed and killed in cruel metal leg traps.”