One of the most popular and highest quality choices is a parka made by Canada Goose. Handmade with genuine goose down and trimmed with coyote fur, the jackets are a popular and practical choice amongst Canadians facing increasingly harsh winters.
Unfortunately, the popularity of the jackets means cheap knockoffs are becoming more and more common, costing the company money and confusing consumers, so it’s important to check for marks of authenticity when buying a Canada Goose jacket.
- Start with the hood. With a fake, you’ll see that the fur isn’t as full, and can look mangy. Fakes are usually made with raccoon, dog or some other unknown animal hair.
- Check the signature badges. Counterfeit badges look like they’re bleeding around the outside, and the embroidered flag and island will not be as distinctive and crisp as on a genuine Canada Goose.
- Counterfeit jackets are thinner and the colours are not as rich.
- The stitching on counterfeits are far less detailed.
- The most important indicator, however, is the hologram tag that Canada Goose implemented a few years ago. If you don’t have a hologram on your tag, you do not have an authentic Canada Goose jacket.
Counterfeit garments can also pose a potential health risk to customers. Instead of the sanitized, genuine Canadian down used by Canada Goose, counterfeiters often user feather mulch or other fillers. These materials can be coated in bacteria, fungus or mildew. Besides this, for a person in a cold climate, an authentic Canada Goose jacket could mean the difference between life and death. Without real down and fur, the chance of frostbite or freezing becomes a real possibility.
Canada Goose does not sell directly to the public. So for people buying online, make sure you put the online store’s name into the Canada Goose website to authenticate whether it is an online retailer.
For more information on Canada Goose and avoiding counterfeit merchandise, please visit Canada Goose online at http://www.canada-goose.com