The Hot Button Issue Report for 2017 – A Ranking of Global Viscose Producers

Canopy’s Updated Global Viscose Producer Ranking: The Hot Button Report Taking stock of environmental progress, performance and expectations Vancouver, November 2nd, 2017 – Today marks the release of the updated and expanded edition of the Hot Button Report, a ranking of eleven viscose and rayon producers that represent 70% of global viscose production. The report … Continued

GREENBIZ: 3 Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain

From Greenbiz.com, August 21, 2017   Three Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain by Nicole Rycroft One of my favorite things is to sit on a rock and listen to the sounds of a forest, knowing that someone else might do the same thing in the same place 100 years from now. While this is … Continued

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-Reviewed LCA Commissioned by Global Fashion Pioneer Stella McCartney Compares Ten Different Fiber Inputs for Manmade Cellulose Fiber   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: London, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Emeryville, California – October 19, 2017– Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of … Continued

Ten Canadian Authors play “Exquisite Corpse” for Canopy and for the ancient forests of Vancouver Island: Read The Refugium here!

From The Globe and Mail, September 2, 2017:   This fall Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Vaillant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald came together to create a story by playing a game of exquisite corpse on behalf of the ancient and endangered forests of Vancouver … Continued

CFAX RADIO: Interview with Catherine Stewart

Great interview with Senior Corporate Campaigner Catherine Stewart about Vancouver Island’s ancient and endangered forests, and the Canopy-generated story The Refugium.   Listen to the interview here.

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

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