CBC: Big fashion brands join B.C. group’s efforts to halt destruction of endangered forests

March 1, 2017. Originally published and aired in CBC As It Happens. Major clothing brands like Timberland, Vans, Nautica and The North Face say they will no longer make products derived from ancient, endangered forests. VF Corporation — which owns more than 30 apparel brands including Wrangler jeans, Vans footwear and JanSport backpacks — announced Monday it will no … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Apparel giant joins movement to stop fashion from destroying forests

February 28, 2017. Originally published in the National Observer. About five years ago, an environmental organization called Canopy discovered a link between endangered ancient forests and the rayon found in popular clothing sold at shopping malls in Vancouver, B.C. Canopy discovered that the base material used to produce rayon — a soft kind of fabric … Continued

TRIPLE PUNDIT: Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

February 28, 2017. Originally published by Leon Kaye in Triple Pundit. On Monday VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, announced what it describes as its first “Forest Derived Materials Policy.” The company says these new guidelines will help drive its purchasing decisions to source more … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Today, VF Corporation, the US’ largest fashion conglomerate – parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler – released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials … Continued

REUTERS: Apparel titan VF Corp tackles deforestation, human rights issues in supply chain

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Reuters from a piece by Ellen Wulfhorst. NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Apparel giant VF Corp, the company behind such popular brands as Wrangler jeans and Timberland boots, is adopting sourcing policies to eliminate products that contribute to deforestation and human rights violations, it said on Monday. The new policies, … Continued

ASHOKA: From Fiction to Fashion, Ashoka Fellow Nicole Rycroft Helps Businesses See Our Forests for the Trees

November 29, 2016. Originally published by Ashoka. An Ashoka Fellow since 2003, Nicole Rycroft has been a tireless warrior for the world’s forest ecosystems. The native Australian, now based in Vancouver, Canada, leads Canopy in working with business partners to find innovative and sustainable alternatives to an otherwise destructive value chain. In partnership with the … Continued

FORBES: Stella McCartney On Innovating The Fashion Industry From Within

November 20, 2016. Originally published in Forbes by Rachel Arthur. As a fashion designer, Stella McCartney has always challenged the way in which things are made, actively turning to innovation in order to operate a global business built on sustainability. Today, 53% of her womenswear collection can be considered sustainable, up from 30% in the early days. … Continued

GREENBIZ: How H&M, Marks & Spencer and Zara are fashioning change

November 11, 2016. Originally published in GreenBiz by Nicole Rycroft. Transforming an unsustainable global supply chain can seem daunting. As much as a single company may be committed to change, it’s almost impossible to do it alone. There is a need for peers and competitors to become colleagues and mentors to enable all. Collective action possesses a raw … Continued

PIQUE: The Walrus magazine hosted the latest “brain-candy” event in Whistler’s intellectual boom: a talk about innovation.

November 6, 2016. Originally published in the Pique by Nicola Jones. Shopping for Solutions  Nicole Rycroft’s talk offered some advice on how to push innovation forwards. “Behavioural change is a really difficult thing,” she said, asking how many people in the audience had never broken a New Year’s Resolution (I saw one hand up; its owner shrugged as … Continued

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