Sneaker Freak Friday and loving my Sustainable Canada Goose Parka matches my Air Jordan 1 Low in Gym Red. It is almost Spring and Chinese New Year, so this outfit is right on time. Now that walking around the neighbourhood is the new normal. A warm coat and a fresh pair of kicks is casual wear luxe for me. Anything to make me happy and smile.
NEW STANDARD OF SUSTAINABLE OUTERWEAR WITH “STANDARD EXPEDITION PARKA”
Now you might be asking what Canada Goose makes a sustainable parka? Yes, they do. For a long time, the brand’s coats have been my Parka’s to wear when setting styling a shoot as style needs to be warm and wear things with many pockets. I support the brand, and when they came out with a sustainable coat, I had to see for myself if it was. Even as a stylist, I am working towards buying less or buying items that last and do not hurt the planet.
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This winter, Canada Goose continues to build upon its Sustainable Impact Strategy and HUMANATURE platform with the launch of its most sustainable Parka to date: The Standard Expedition Parka. This brand-new style, inspired by the iconic Expedition Parka, encapsulates the brand’s heritage, renowned functionality and epitomizes sustainable innovation.
With its lifetime warranty, dedication to manufacturing best-in-class products with only the finest materials and making its core products in Canada, Canada Goose has kept sustainability at the forefront throughout the past six decades. Canada Goose is driven by constant innovation for the betterment of both its consumers and the planet. This product endeavour is a significant leap forward for the lifestyle brand, helping to set the standard for the future of outerwear. This is only the beginning of its sustainable apparel journey.
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Canada Goose transformed its legacy Arctic Tech® fabric for this piece; preserving the same performance qualities and characteristics by creating a Recycled Organic Arctic-Tech material, a unique blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton. The outer shell is also made of 100 per cent recycled nylon, derived from the brand’s Feather-Light Ripstop fabric. This Recycled Feather-Light Ripstop is designed to protect from high winds, rain and snow with its water-repellent finish.
The griege colourway is a result of limited chemical use with undyed fabrics. The down is also 100 per cent responsibly sourced. These fabrics and materials impacted the Standard’s footprint. The Parka generates 30 per cent less carbon and utilizes 65 per cent less water than the in-line Expedition Parka.
The influence of this launch goes beyond the physical Parka and is coming to life through retail theater and a carbon offsetting initiative. The materials used in the window and in-store display in all stores that offer the Standard Expedition Parka – from Vancouver to New York City to Shanghai – are sustainable and 100 per cent recyclable, including recycled timber and paint that has less of an impact on the environment. Additionally, Canada Goose has offset the carbon emissions generated from the life cycle assessment of this Parka as part of its pledge to measure, manage and mitigate its climate impact.
The Standard Expedition Parka (£1,550), available for men and women, is a regular fit and hits mid-thigh. The classic Canada Goose features remain interior backpack straps, nine exterior and interior pockets to easily access the essentials and side seam zippers for a range of motion and ventilation. The Standard is available, in select Canada Goose stores globally and online at canadagoose.com.
The coat is so warm. I wear only a t-shirt and a hoodie under it for my walks. It has so many pockets I do not need a bag, and the backpack straps are what I like about the coat, making it feel lighter then it looks to wear. Follow us on Instagram to see how we style it.