Canada Goose to launch knitwear

Canadian outfitter Canada Goose is to launch its first knitwear collection. Famed for its fur-trimmed parka, the Toronto-based company is expanding into other categories.

Knitwear would seem a natural extension for a purveyor of garments we wear to battle the cold. Canada Goose will this week debut 15 merino wool styles, some that combine its staple fabric of down.

The knitwear collection was developed with thermal mapping, which allows the body temperature to be regulated by how the fabric is woven. This is a similar to process to how down jackets are produced.

Unlike its outerwear, Canada Goose knitwear is designed in Toronto and manufactured in Italy. Additionally the company plans to roll out footwear, travel and bedding in other category extensions in the coming two seasons.The company was founded in a small warehouse in Toronto in 1957, and has since grown into one of the world’s leading makers of performance apparel. Every collection is informed by the rugged demands of the Arctic and inspired by relentless innovation and uncompromised craftsmanship.

Canada Goose knitwear