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

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Reuters 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, which affect its … Continued

One of America’s largest apparel conglomerates joins CanopyStyle

$12 Billion American Firm Now Committed to Protecting Forests Canopy congratulates Timberland, North Face, Wrangler, Vans and all brands of VF Corporation on New Forest Policy   Canopy is thrilled to announce that VF Corporation has partnered with us on their first-ever Forest Policy covering clothing, paper and packaging. Within this they are joining our … 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