Canada Goose switches to hospital clothing from luxury parkas

26 Mars, 2020, 16:39 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • CTV Winnipeg Canada Goose to double staff

This includes making scrubs and patient gowns, which are high in demand across the country.

In these uncertain times, there are people out there doing what they can to help.

"Our employees are ready, willing and able to help..."

Canada Goose has committed two of its manufacturing facilities to the cause - one in Toronto and another in Winnipeg - with approximately 100 employees dedicated to the project. Canada Goose is the latest company to offer its services to workers on the frontlines.

It has said it may extend production to additional facilities as needed. The initial goal is to produce 10,000 units of scrubs and patient gowns, which are in short supply across the country.

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Canada Goose, which generates about a fifth of its revenue from Asia and sells $1,000 parkas, operates three stores in China and sells on online marketplace Tmall. The most recent one opened in September 2018.

Canada Goose said it is working closely with federal, provincial and local health authorities and "will follow the recommended protocols to ensure a safe work environment for employees, including: implementing social distancing protocols, limiting the number of employees located within specific spaces, and increasing sanitation measures within facilities to ensure the health and safety of team members".

Last week it announced it would temporarily close its North American retail locations until March 31, and then would reassess relative to the evolution of the global health crisis.

Canada Goose announced on Wednesday it will be using its manufacturing facilities to make medical gear for frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Retailers Canada Goose Holdings Inc. and Gap Inc. said they would begin production of medical gear for healthcare workers and patients to aid the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

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