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Keep Your Little Ones Cozy in Canada Goose!

01/31/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
Courtesy of Canada Goose

When it’s cold outside, celebs like Matt Damon, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sacha Baron Cohen love to get to cozy in Canada Goose — a 50-year-old Canadian-based manufacturer known for its stylish and super-warm outerwear.

Now they (and you!) can bundle up the tots in them too. The company’s new youth collection includes everything from mini parkas to baby snow suits that range from $250 to $355.

The high-end coats are definitely on the pricey side, but the winter-weather features — elasticized rib-knit cuffs, fleece-lined pockets, high-wind resistant hood, storm flap, velcro zipper flap — are well worth the splurge, especially if you know you can hand it down.

Added bonus: Canada Goose adheres to responsible fur and down policies to maintain humane treatment of animals in the production of all their coats.

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Stephanie

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Stacey on

Sorry, but ANY use of fur and down is in itself inhumane, and calling it otherwise is simply misleading. Not a fan of this company.

fuzibuni on

I think these jumpsuits look super cozy, and I personally don’t have a problem with it being filled with down feathers and lined with fur. especially because the company uses responsible practices.

In my opinion, if you’re going to get righteous about fur, you better not eat meat or wear leather either. or own diamonds or put gas in your car… because both of those things are contributors to suffering as well.

many things in life can be considered cruel by certain people’s standards. it is a rather carnivorous world we live in. animals eat other animals… it’s the cycle of life.

most civilizations have been using these materials for thousands of years to keep warm. it is still the warmest thing you can put on your body.

sarah on

That is just plain nasty I would never put fur on my child.

Kate on

Not all animals eat other animals (e.g. gorillas are vegetarians), so I don’t buy that argument! Fur is cruel, no matter how it’s produced. Why use fur when there are so many cruelty-free alternatives on the market?

Kate on

No animal should have to die in the name of fashion IMO. They need their skin more than we do.

fuzibuni on

gorillas have a mainly plant based diet, but are not vegetarian. they eat invertebrates and there is now observations of them killing and eating small wildlife. monkeys and apes are also carnivorous.

people have been wearing fur since the beginning of time. without it native civilizations, eskimos, canadians, russians and northern europeans probably wouldn’t have made it through the tough winters. And down feathers have been used for ages in pillows and comforters to keep people warm at night.

yes, we do have synthetic materials to keep us warm now, but the catch is that they aren’t very good for the environment.

i’m not saying we shouldn’t try to limit the amount of suffering we inflict on the world, but I don’t think there is really any moral high ground to be had in this arena.

laura on

i am totally shocked maggie gyllenhall would use this

iluvallbabies on

SICK to think many people would find this acceptable to put their kid in fur! Honestly I just dont get humans sometimes. We are going to end up killing everything we can get our hands on, all in the name of fashion (and food).

Urghhh, makes me sick.

BambiBaby on

This is a big no no for me.

Jennie on

there are indeed many alternatives, so why use fur?? it’s so cruel! everybody who doesn’t agree should watch videos which show how it is ‘produced’. i would never buy anything like that…

Jennifer on

Fur’s fine with me…these look awesome (great design!!) for super cold weather!

ab on

beautiful coats! they look cozy, but are definitely out of my price range.

and the company’s statement about their use of fur was very well-written. I appreciate that they bother to care about the ethical treatment of animals.

Jessica on

Besides the whole fur thing…who would spend $350 on a snowsuit the child will only wear a few times and only for one season. You can get the exact same thing(with fake fur!) at the GAP for $40!

Mi on

Stacey, Sarah, kate, laura, iluvallbabies, BambiBabie, Jennie and others: Do You eat meat? Do You wear leather shoes? Leather belts? Is it could where You live? I mean really cold? Every winter? Where I live, we have just had a week with around 0 degrees Farenheit/-18 degrees celcius. Down is the warmest You can get and syntetic fibres are just not as warm. Ask Yourselves these questions first…

Mi on

And to add; Yes I would buy coat like that if i could afford it. They are warm in extreme weather and they are good quality, hence, they can be resold or passed down.

carnivore/furwearer on

i hope all of you complaining about fur are vegetarians. i hope none of you judgmental mothers who do nothing but sit around all day and complain about other people’s lives aren’t going to stuff your faces at mcdonalds when the bus drops off your kids.

Kate on

“Stacey, Sarah, kate, laura, iluvallbabies, BambiBabie, Jennie and others: Do You eat meat? Do You wear leather shoes? Leather belts? Is it could where You live? I mean really cold? Every winter?”

I didn’t comment earlier but I’ll comment on this. No, I don’t eat meat. I also don’t eat dairy or eggs. And with a few exceptions (second-hand stuff), no leather. And yes, I live in a place where it is brutally cold, every single winter (and winter lasts through April). This week it’s been below 0 (F) every morning. I have no problem with people wearing down or fur when there is no alternative — for example, First Nations people, indigenous people in Greenland — but, honestly, 0F is not so cold that a good synthetic coat won’t be warm enough. My biggest problem is that there’s just no need for this, especially the fur-lined hood, in a place like New York or even Boston. Northern Greenland? Parts of Alaska? Sure. But in this case, the fur is a status symbol.

Deadra on

oh geez…it’s a coat…A COAT…and it’s cute. Buy it or don’t buy it…Save your animal cruelty comments for a PETA message boards…

cris on

Some people can seem so hypocritical at times. If you are going to make a statement against inhumane treatment of animals, just make sure you are not selectively choosing your ‘fight’ while criticizing others choices….

How many of us have leather seats (real, not synthetic) in our vehicles, leather on our shoes or handbags, leather sofas or chairs, do we all buy products that were not tested on animals? Do you support animal abuse by taking your children to the circus? How many animals were killed or their habitats endangered for the wood floors or furniture in your home? How many live in developments that destroyed acres of forests?

Mi on

Fair enough Kate, I guess I just haven’t found a good enough synthetic jacket to take me through temperatures below 0(F). I also think that I got a bit cranky since I just had to defend my down jacket to someone who thought 20(F) was cold.

Jesse on

Kinda late on this one, but I don’t see the problem in using fur, leather, meat, etc. from humanely treated animals. Fur is an easy target because it is such a VISUAL reference to an animal who was once living and it now dead, and death is something most of us don’t really have a grasp of in our society-it’s all kind of pushed behind the curtain for us.
There are so many ways that people and animals suffer at our hands though-regardless of whether one is abstaining from using animal products. If you buy food with grains that have been harvested with a combine-I can guarantee some small animals (mice, rabbits, snakes, lizards) died in the process. Many farmers will purposefully kill pests that are eating their crop as well. And what about when the field itself was cleared for farmland? Animals died there too.
I could go on and on, but basically I have come to the conclusion that just by being alive, other creatures will have to die, it is the cycle of life. I do my best to make sure all of the animal products I use are from humanely treated animals and/or second hand. I buy ALL of my meat and dairy products from a local farm where I can see the quality of life the animals enjoy…because I know I am ingesting that as well.

Lindsay on

I live in a very cold climate as well, and as a car seat safety advocate, I have done tons of research on outerwear that is acceptable for car seats. Something like this would be a huge waste of money because it is just too bulky to be safe in the car seat. If you dont believe me, check your car seats manual.

We wear polar fleece and blankets for the car. Period.

Jennie on

i don’t eat meat. and by the way, i live in germany (where it is quite cold in winter) and i don’t need a fur jacket.

Elby on

I’m not wading in on the fur argument but I do have to argue with needing fur for 0F, since before Christmas the temperature has rarely risen above 5C here and me, and my kids, have been fine without fur. We layer up put hats, gloves, etc wear warm coats and yeah it’s cold if you’re standing around for a bus or waiting outside nursery but it hasn’t finished us off yet.

Aurora on

I don’t really want to get into the whole arguement, however, those of you that live in the States or other similar climate, do NOT have the temperatures/conditions that most (not all!) Canadian provinces/territories have (and other far northern places, as mentioned). While I would never buy or wear a fur coat for fashion’s sake, I have lived in Northern climates (Labrador, norther Alberta), and to be outdoors for any period of time longer than 20 minutes, basically requires naturally-found defences against the cold/elements. I am an animal lover & support safe & ethical treatment of animals. I think that until you live in an area/culture, you really don’t have a reliable or legitimate say in it. JMHO.

Loren on

BUMPING THIS!

Aurora made a very good point. I live in Canada and the weather is absolutely brutal from mid November until mid March, early April. We’ve tried various synthetic fabrics to help keep warm throughout the coldest of the winter but many of them still require several layers of clothing (specifically, for us anyway, undershirt, t-shirt, a sweater over another sweater and an insulated jacket). I think that there is nothing wrong with a fur/down jacket to keep warm in the coldest climate when layering up isn’t working to its best effect. We personally do not bother with the authentic fur as they are too costly, but unless you have to survive brutal winter where it reaches below -30C you wouldn’t know how much effort and layering it takes to keep warm with synthetic fabrics. Real fur is hands down the warmest natural material for tough winters. People have been using them for years and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Furthermore, car seat safety when dealing with winter apparels isn’t too difficult to comply with. A fleece sweater and a warm blanket would suffice for the car, considering whether you’ve got the heater on or not. Hence, both the extra layering required for synthetic frabricated jackets and the heavy internal layering of the Canada Goose are bulky for car seat safety. I do not believe that there is solid ground for an argument about carseat safety and the bulkiness of an ‘outdoor apparel’ as it can be worked out since you are technically INDOORS when in a car and do not need that many layers(that being said, my family and I wear sweaters in the car and place our jackets on the empty seat in the back). I think some people are just finding things to hate about the world…

Bernard on

Lol fur has been used for natives for a while and there is nothing wrong with it but u guys fail to understand how canada goose makes there clothes. For instance natives would hunt animals and use every part for there benefit while canada goose simply slaughters coyotes just for there fur they leave the rest alone. They do not care about the well being of animals and will kill them in horrible ways. This is all simply for fashion and money not for practical needs. Research on how canada goose jackets are made.

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