NATIONAL OBSERVER: Six Canadian printers make top 10 in sustainability ranking

This article was published in the National Observer Six Canadian printers have made the top 10 this year in a Vancouver environmental organization’s sustainability rankings. On Thursday, Canopy Planet released its annual Blueline Ranking for 2017. Canopy calls its ranking system a “consumer guide” to the sustainability performance of the largest printers in North America. The … Continued

Canopy Continues to Bring CanLit and Forest Conservation Together with The Refugium: A Story That Takes a Stand for the Last Stands of Old Growth on Vancouver Island

Most Canadians, even those concerned about the environment and conservation, would probably be shocked to learn that so little of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests remain. In fact, 90% of Vancouver Island’s productive old-growth rainforest has been logged, and the remaining 10% of the original stands of ancient and endangered forest are under threat.   To … Continued

FAST COMPANY: Your Clothes Might Be Destroying The Rainforest

BY ALDEN WICKER If you look at the tags inside your clothing, you’ll often see “rayon” or “viscose.” An increasingly popular fabric–production has doubled in the past decade–these man-made cellulosic fibers are versatile, with a beautiful drape, and a soft and silky feel. They’re also often marketed as more eco-friendly, since they’re made from plant materials … Continued

VIDEO: The Refugium writers discuss ancient forests

Canopy asked authors, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, John Valliant, Laura Trunkey, Madeleine Thein, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald to play a game of exquisite corpse to write about Vancouver Island’s last remaining ancient forests. In these videos writers Terry Fallis, Madeleine Thien, Andrew Pyper and John Valliant talk about … Continued

Great writers take a stand for the last stands of ancient forest on Vancouver Island

  Canopy has enlisted a group of renowned writers to create a piece of activist art to shine a light on the plight of Vancouver Island’s ancient forests—only 10% of which are still standing. Playing a game of Exquisite Corpse, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Valliant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, … Continued

Gap Inc. and their iconic brands join CanopyStyle to protect the world’s forests

Closing the Gap on Protecting Forests and Climate: Gap Inc. Latest US Brand to Join CanopyStyle to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Rayon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, August 2, 2017: International not-for-profit Canopy is thrilled to announce that Gap Inc., the largest specialty retailer in the United States, is bringing their significant brand cache and … Continued

ROLLAND BLOG: Green Champions – Canopy Sees Environmental Leadership Shifting to Companies

Interview by Renee Yardley, originally Published in the Rolland Inc. blog.   Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit that harnesses the power of the marketplace to help protect the world’s endangered forests, speaks about the environmental role of businesses, creative solutions, and the rare spirit bear.   Q: On a … Continued

Birla Cellulose CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released

   Birla Cellulose receives industry-leading results in their first-ever independent verification by the Rainforest Alliance of raw material sourcing and forest conservation for viscose fabrics made by Aditya Birla   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mumbai, New York and Vancouver – June 21th, 2017  Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released results of the first … Continued

US Fashion Industry Association and Environmental Not-for-Profit Canopy Join Forces to Protect Forests

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC and Vancouver, June 7, 2017: Canopy and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) announced today that they will work side by side to keep global endangered forests out of the US fashion supply chain. The CanopyStyle initiative has quickly become the fastest moving … Continued

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