Canada Goose and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London have announced a multi-year partnership as part of a commitment to supporting the next generation of changemakers.
Canada Goose and the university have been partners for the last two years, with the outerwear label teaming up with students to launch the inaugural HUMANATURE Award for Responsible Design.
For its latest learning link-up, a first-of-its-kind project will bridge two renowned Central Saint Martins courses, MA Fashion and MA Material Futures. The merging will weave technology, design, and fashion to support groundbreaking materials and garments and push the boundaries of sustainability and functionality.
On top of this, the HUMANATURE Award for Responsible Design will be reinstated for this year’s MA Fashion students. The award winner will be announced at the Central Saint Martins Fashion Show on February 16. Chie Kaya received the 2023 award and went on to contribute to the “Keeping The Planet Cold” exhibition. This immersive showcase took place as part of February 2023’s London Fashion Week to spotlight emerging designers and creatives.
Juliette Streichenberger, President of EMEA & CGAG at Canada Goose, felt the partnership was a “powerful opportunity to support upcoming talent, further innovation in design, and drive purposeful change from a grassroots level.” She went on to add, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a world-renowned design school to develop exceptional, emerging talent who have unparalleled potential to not only support us in our commitment to keep the planet cold and the people on it warm, but to truly propel the fashion and design industry forward.”
The Canada Goose and Central Saint Martins partnership is a part of Canada Goose’s commitment to net zero emissions as part of its Sustainable Impact strategy, which also saw the brand stop producing with fur at the end of 2022.
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