First of its kind program showcases Inuit craftsmanship on global scale; donates 100% of Proceeds to Inuit Communities in Canada.
Canada Goose has launched a new social entrepreneurship project for Canada’s North – Project Atigi. The first of its kind in Canada, Project Atigi was born in the North, created by the North and benefits the North. Designed to celebrate Inuit craftsmanship – the original parka makers – the project features the global release of a one-of-a-kind collection hand-made by expert seamstresses.
Building on the company’s more than 10-year commitment to Canada’s North, the outdoor luxury apparel maker commissioned 14 seamstresses representing nine communities across the four Inuit regions – Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, and Nunavik – to create bespoke parkas using their traditional skills and unique designs, combined with Canada Goose materials. The exclusive collection includes anoraks, parkas and traditional amauti-style jackets for men, women and children – many adorned with artistic embellishments and crafted from patterns that have been passed down from generation to generation.
“Our company was built in the North and we have a responsibility to be a meaningful part of the community that we call home. For more than 10 years, Arctic stewardship has been woven into the fabric of our business and Project Atigi is our way of leveraging our entrepreneurial success to expand theirs,” says Dani Reiss, President and CEO.
This latest initiative continues the company’s long-standing commitment to supporting the North. For more than 10 years, through its Resource Centre Program, they have donated more than two million meters of materials to northern communities across the Arctic.