Business Day : Meet the woman saving ancient trees from becoming pulp

This article was initially published in Business Day. Nicole Rycroft is one of a growing crew of people who work tirelessly at changing how we affect the Earth. Her focus is on protecting ancient and indigenous trees. By collaborating with business partners in the fashion and publishing industries she is transforming supply chains to prevent … Continued

FIBRE2FASHION.com: ENKA’s supply chain is low risk: Canopy audit

ENKA’s current supply chain has been confirmed as low risk of sourcing wood from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sources, according to independent verification audit results of ENKA’s pulp sourcing by environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance. The audit uses a risk-based approach and requires verifiable evidence. The audit requires verifiable evidence … Continued

GLOBE AND MAIL: The Broadback threatened with logging

This article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 13, 2018 A Cree First Nation and a conservation group are pressing Quebec to protect one of the last wilderness areas in the province’s boreal forest, amid fears that logging is increasingly threatening traditional Indigenous hunting and fishing grounds. The Waswanipi nation in northern … Continued

ENKA’s CanopyStyle Audit: Low Risk Results Confirmed

Verification audit by the Rainforest Alliance of German viscose filament yarn producer, ENKA, indicates low risk of sourcing from the world’s ancient and endangered forests   Obernburg, New York and Vancouver – July 12, 2018 Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released independent verification audit results of ENKA’s pulp sourcing. The audit uses a … Continued

ECOTEXTILE NEWS: Tangshan Sanyou completes viscose audit, Canopy reveals

This article was first published in Ecotextile News TANGSHAN – The independently verified audit results of Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou have been published by environmental non-profits Canopy and Rainforest Alliance. Completing the evaluation puts Tangshan Sanyou considerably ahead of the curve in terms of Chinese viscose producers, with hardly any of its compatriot counterparts … Continued

Tangshan Sanyou’s CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released

CHINA-BASED PRODUCER COMPLETE VERIFICATION BY THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE ASSESSING VISCOSE RAW MATERIAL SOURCING RISK June 29, 2018. Tangshan (China), New York and Vancouver Today, environmental not-for-profit organizations Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released the independent verification audit results of Tangshan Sanyou’s pulp sourcing. The company leads Chinese viscose producers by being one of the first … Continued

THE NATION: Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

This article was first published in The Nation When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was then annexed to the deal, affirming the … Continued

EARTH.COM: Deforestation for fashion – the cost of rayon

This article was published in Earth.com When you drape a thick fur coat over your shoulders, it’s very apparent you’re wearing the skin of an animal.  But there are other fabrics that are less obvious but commonly understood. If you slip into a silk dressing robe, it isn’t obvious you are wearing a product made … Continued

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