WINNIPEG—Jacket maker Canada Goose says it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Winnipeg to respond to growing global demand.
The new facility occupies 57,000 square feet in the historic building first built in 1916 for the Stovel Printing Company, and features leading-edge technology in fabric cutting, down-filling and sewing that the company says will dramatically increase production efficiency.
In the past decade, Canada Goose has grown over 3,500 per cent.
“With our exponential growth in the last decade, it’s clear that people want authentic products, made where they should be made,” Canada Goose president and CEO Dani Reiss said in a statement. “For iconic extreme weather outerwear, there’s no better place than Canada.”
Currently, the company has more than 160 employees in sewing, shipping and design roles.
According to Canada Goose, it plans to increase staff by an additional 20 per cent over the next year.
To help connect with recruiting and training enterprises for new hires, as well as navigate participation in community and government programs, Canada Goose has partnered with Yes! Winnipeg, an initiative within Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
“This move not only represents another step in helping to build up the Canadian apparel-manufacturing industry, it’s a celebration of the skills, passion and quality craftsmanship that our employees deliver every day,” Reiss said.