„This is a clear victory in protecting intellectual property and consumers, and it sends a strong message that counterfeiters will not be tolerated,“ said Kevin Spreekmeester, VP Global Marketing, Canada Goose Inc., and Co-Chair of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC). „Not only do these fake products impact our business and our brand reputation, but more importantly, they put consumers at risk for potential health issues.“Previous analysis of imitation Canada Goose jackets have shown that they include feather mulch and other fillers which are often coated in bacteria, fungus, mildew and even feces. As well, because the jackets don’t use real down or fur which provide the necessary warmth and protection from the elements in extreme cold climates, the threat of frostbite or freezing to death becomes a reality.
To educate and protect consumers, Canada Goose has made significant investments in the fight against counterfeit goods:For over 50 years, Canada Goose has been committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world; proudly made in Canada. From the South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic, to the streets of New York City, Stockholm, Milan, Toronto and Tokyo, people wear Canada Goose products because of its reputation for authenticity, best quality, functionality and iconic style. Canada Goose supports Polar Bears International as well as a number of charitable organizations and outdoor ventures that provide commitment to Arctic stewardship and the environment. Visit for more information.
TORONTO and BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the completion of a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in the company to Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Dani Reiss will remain President and CEO, and continue to own a significant minority stake in the company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Starting out in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada more than 55 years ago, Canada Goose is today recognized globally for its iconic and authentic apparel which is sold in over 50 countries. Employing more than 1,000 people around the world, the company’s rapid growth includes recently doubling production capacity in Winnipeg by moving into a 57,000 square-foot facility, as well as moving its Toronto manufacturing operations into a new 90,000 square-foot building – a 60 per cent increase over its previous location.