Over the next two weeks, Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will have reopened all eight of its factories to ramp up production of personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers across Canada.
As many as 900 employees will help to produce at least 60,000 gowns per week. The plan is to deliver up to 1.5 million, at cost. Any unintentional profits, most likely from efficiencies, will be donated to national coronavirus relief funds, Canada Goose said Thursday.
The company has already committed to manufacturing and donating 14,000 units of gowns and scrubs at no charge. Deliveries to Canadian hospitals and healthcare facilities began this week.
“With one of the largest Canadian apparel manufacturing infrastructures in the country, we are uniquely positioned to re-tool our facilities and refocus our teams to produce a variety of personal protective equipment–and we are prepared to leverage all of our resources to do what’s right for our country,” Canada Goose president and CEO Dani Reiss said, adding that the time was right to invest in Made-in-Canada solutions.
Three facilities are in Winnipeg, Manitoba, three in the Greater Toronto area in Ontario and one each in Montreal and Boisbriand, in Quebec. All facilities will follow recommended social distancing protocols and safety regulations to maintain a safe working environment for staff.