Canada Pooch Launches Innovative Vegan Leather Parka For Dogs 



Toronto (January 12, 2023) – Canada Pooch announced its launch of its first vegan leather parka made with the highly innovative and more sustainable fabric, Desserto® cactus leather. The Desserto® cactus leather is a vegan alternative to traditional animal or synthetic leather, and is made from the leaves of the cactus plant. It is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly material that is durable, water-resistant, and hypoallergenic. The material is also cruelty-free, free of toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC-free.

The Eco+ Alaskan Army Parka is made with Desserto® cactus leather and is an excellent solution to keep dogs warm in the winter, especially for eco-conscious pet parents. It features a luxurious sherpa lining, recycled faux down insulation, and a faux fur hood trim. The parka is water-resistant to keep dogs dry on wet or snowy days. It is available in 12 sizes and fits a wide range of dogs from Chihuahuas to large Labradors. 

“Plant based leathers are a newer concept that we got excited about” said Danielle McGuire, Director, Product & Innovation, “they are just as durable as real leather but offer a more sustainable solution for pet parents.” Desserto® leather is a more sustainable solution because it employs less carbon-intensive practices and generates less waste during the production process than real leather. Desserto® cactus leather offers environmental benefits, including enriching the soil, increasing biodiversity and saving water and energy. 

Canada Pooch is committed to making a positive impact in the pet industry with a focus on becoming more sustainable, and is proud to offer this innovative product to their customers. The new dog parka is just one of many products in the company's growing line of more eco-conscious pet products.

"We are thrilled to introduce the new Desserto® cactus leather parka," said Canada Pooch CEO, Jacqueline Prehogan. "We are always looking for ways to innovate and improve the products we offer to our customers, and this new parka is a testament to our commitment to pioneering more sustainable innovation in the pet industry. We can't wait for pet parents to try it out and to see that products with more sustainable fabrics can be just as functional."

The new dog parka is available now at and at select retailers across North America. 



About Canada Pooch

Founded in 2011, Canada Pooch is a pet lifestyle brand that designs premium apparel and functional gear for pets and pet parents. Canada Pooch takes pride in designing products that pet parents can depend on for everyday solutions that keep their dogs comfortable and protected. After 11 years, Canada Pooch is in over 5,000 retail locations and has a community of satisfied pet parents that love their amazing selection of comfortable, durable and fashionable products for every season.


About Desserto 

Desserto® — a sustainable cactus-based biomaterial often distinguished by its great softness at touch and performance for a wide variety of applications while complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards of the industry. Desserto®, having its headquarters in Guadalajara, México. Since launch, it has received important international awards like the Green Product Award, MCFW Sustainable Fashion Award, PETA Compassionate Business Award, Good Design Award, and more. Desserto® is committed to create new sustainable solutions and promoting ethical practices through the industry value chains to help build a better world through the fashion industry.