Canada goose parka & jackets history
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We’ve kept 100% of our production at home in Canada because we are committed to outstanding craftsmanship. We believe it’s critical to the integrity of Canada Goose and the quality of our products. We believe that no one can do it better. But there’s a more important reason than that.
Cold weather is part of our national identity, and there are no better judges of the quality of our products than those for whom they are designed — and by whom they were inspired. We’re proud to have Canadians rely on us for protection in unspeakably cold conditions. We stay in Canada because that’s who we are.
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The parka has ancient roots in Canada. Originally made from caribou or seal, the parka was invented by the Caribou Inuit in the Canadian Arctic as a means of warmth and protection from wind and wetness while hunting and kayaking. Certain types of Inuit parkas were regularly coated with fish oil to maintain water resistance.
canada goose outlet The traditional parka in Canada’s eastern Arctic is the amauti (also amaut or amautik, plural amautiit). The amauti is designed to carry a child against an adult’s body to utilize body heat and protect the child from frostbite, wind and cold. Traditionally the mother or female caregiver wears the amauti, but fathers or male caregivers may also wear the garment.
canada goose men Traditionally, the amauti is made from a variety of materials including sealskin, caribou or – when extreme warmth is not required – duffle (a thick woolen cloth) with a windproof outer shell. For thousands of years, children have been held in the hood on the back of amautiit – a tradition that continues in the eastern Arctic communities of Nunavut and Nunavik today. The amauti is also seen in the Northwest Territories, Greenland, Labrador and Alaska.
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canada goose clearance In the south Baffin tradition, a male who wears an amauti is said to be more successful when hunting for certain species of animals in the following hunting season.
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As for clothing materials and production techniques evolved in the 1900s, the parka designs advanced rapidly. Manufacturers began to produce parkas that could be shipped easily to remote locations. Synthetic materials were created and utilized to protect against moisture, wind and cold. The Canadian military began to issue parkas to service people in northern climates. Helicopter pilots, scientists, and international film crews also began to adopt the parka as a necessary tool for survival while working in Canada.
As the parka became more widespread, style changes emerged and the amauti-styled pullover parka became nearly obsolete. As consumers adopted the parka en masse, an open front to the jacket became the norm. Demand increased and parka styles continued to diversify. While bush pilots in Canada’s north required bulky, heavy jackets with dedicated gun holster pockets, women in Toronto sought a lighter, more flattering fit. Manufacturers took notice.
Today parkas are available with a great degree of diversification in style and functionality. They range from light pieces worn in the dry, urban winter to parkas that protect the Canadian Rangers in Nunavut from extreme wet and cold.
Perhaps the best-known modern parkas are those made Canada Goose, a Canadian-owned company that has designed parkas for over fifty years. Canada Goose parkas are lauded as the warmest jackets on Earth by mountain climbers and Antarctic researchers who continue to trust Canada Goose to protect them from life-threatening temperatures that surround them.
Canada Goose jacket review Canadians know cold weather – it’s a part of our national identity. We live with it, do battle with it and even celebrate its bracing challenges.
Canada Goose jacket price That’s why Canada Goose has been manufacturing its authentic extreme weather gear right here in Canada since 1957. They test their products in North America too, because there are simply no better judges of the quality of parkas and jackets designed to withstand the coldest temperatures than the people who live and work in them.
From Canadian Arctic Rangers – police forces working in sub-zero temperatures – to US National Science Foundation researchers stationed in Antarctica, to oil rig workers and even Arctic Air pilots, Canada Goose is proud that the most demanding wearers in the world choose to wear Canada Goose.