Canada Goose over the years has partnered with various organizations to promote the local communities in the deep North. For generations, the imprint has prospered by channeling inspiration from and supporting its origins, from the people to the communities to the very landscape in which they inhabit.
Now the brand has returned with a historic partnership with 14 Inuit seamstresses to create 14 one-of-a-kind parkas. As Canada Goose notes, “this exclusive collection was developed to create social entrepreneurship opportunities for Inuit seamstresses by leveraging the global platform to showcase their extraordinary craftsmanship and unique designs.” The range is nothing short of that — with the various pieces taking on newfound shapes within the imprint’s catalog, as well as spotlighting immense details that turn these bespoke pieces into truly wearable art.
In many senses the new collaboration, titled Project Atigi (meaning “parka” in Inuktitut), celebrates the artisanal expertise of the deep North and the community’s rich cultural heritage, implementing a diverse array of designs that have allowed these individuals and communities to live in one of the world’s most formidable climates and conditions.
The jackets are expected to go on sale in the near future, with all proceeds of the range going to the Inuit communities through the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit representational organization that works with the four Inuit regions of Inuit Nunangat to promote the communities health, well-being, and prosperity through self-empowerment, self-determination, and unity.
Take a look at the 14 one-of-a-king parkas above and watch the short video about the project below. If you’re interested in the full scope of the project, head over to Canada Goose’s website.
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