How to Spot a Fake

Counterfeiting is a significant problem for the apparel industry. As Canada Goose grows in popularity, the challenges have also grown to global proportions. Fake Canada Goose parkas are made with inferior materials and are substandard quality, resulting in jackets that offer poor protection from the elements and can actually pose health risks. Additionally, the production of counterfeit products often support illegal activities, such as child labour, unsafe working conditions and organized crime.

Spot the differences with the key identifiers:

1. Hologram

Working with a leading authority on counterfeiting, Canada Goose has developed a hologram that is sewn into every jacket and accessory as proof of authenticity. The hologram, which has been created exclusively for Canada Goose, features seven separate images or elements that can be seen from different angles. The hologram was designed to be complex, extremely costly and difficult for counterfeiters to reproduce.

2. Arctic Disc

On a Canada Goose imposter, you might see poor detail in the embroidery along with colour variations in the stitching and errors in the shape of the maple leaves. Sometimes, “Canada” or “Arctic” will be spelled incorrectly.

3. Fur Ruff

The authentic fur ruff appear full and luxurious. It provides the ultimate protection from frostbite on the face. Counterfeit fur looks scraggly, tangled and sometimes dirty. Coyote ruffs are also much softer than commonly used alternatives such as raccoon. Also watch for poor seam quality on the hood.

Authorized retailers are not allowed to discount or advertise discounted products.  Beware of promotions and discounts. Chris James is an authorized retailer in Kingston for Canada Goose products.

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