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Canopy in Davos to release report on transforming the paper and textile industries to halt climate and species crisis

Canopy’s Founder and Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft, and H&M Chief Operating Officer, Helena Helmersson, at the launch of SURVIVAL in Davos. Plan for transformation lauded by major investors and global brands Davos, Switzerland, 21 January, 2020 – International environmental group Canopy today launched a visionary action plan. It describes how to transform the unsustainable global … Continued

FAQ: Survival – A Pulp Thriller: A Plan for Saving Forests and Climate

    Q:  Does the plan account for the costs and impacts of decommissioning existing infrastructure that uses trees? A: No. This plan outlines the direct costs associated with creating mill infrastructure. Some of the existing infrastructure can be retrofitted if it is close enough to alternative feedstock sources. However, most wood pulp mills are … Continued

PRINT ACTION BLOG: Five Takeaways from the Blueline Ranking

Our blog is now up on Print Action: Five takeaways from Canopy’s 2019 Blueline Ranking

The 2019 Hot Button Ranking of Viscose Producers is Here!

Canopy’s 2019 Hot Button Ranking of Global Viscose Producers: More ‘green shirts’ and a focus on Next Generation Solutions reveal real change in real time for the world’s forests   Vancouver, Canada. December 18, 2019. As more than 200 brands and retailers move to eliminate Ancient and Endangered Forests from their viscose and rayon fabrics … Continued

Apparel Giant PVH Corp. Partners with Canopy to Transform its Packaging and Viscose Supply Chains

Thursday, December 12, 2019, Vancouver and New York City: As global leaders gather at COP25 to determine the next steps in tackling the climate crisis, one of the world’s largest fashion companies, PVH Corp., is taking concrete action to mitigate its impacts on the world’s forests and climate. The parent company of iconic brands like … Continued

The Latest CanopyStyle Audit: Chinese viscose filament yarn producer Xinxiang Chemical Fiber (Bailu)

Chinese viscose filament yarn producer Xinxiang Chemical Fiber (Bailu) completes its first CanopyStyle Audit December 3, 2019. Xinxiang (China), New York and Vancouver: Today, environmental not-for-profit organizations Canopy, third-party non-profit certification body NEPCon, and Xinxiang Chemical Fiber (Bailu) released the results of Bailu’s 2019 CanopyStyle Audit. The company is one of China’s leading producers of … Continued

What’s In the Box? Part 1

Market pulp. This may be one of the least sexy commodities in the world, but it goes into making the paper boxes that sexier goods like clothing and electronics are shipped in, that your milk and juice cartons are made with, that take-out food gets served in and that your cosmetics and pharmaceuticals come packaged … Continued

MEDIA STATEMENT: Canopy Statement on Recent Sateri/APRIL/RGE Announcements Oct 10/19

Canopy is pleased to acknowledge indicators of some early stage progress in addressing controversial fibre production and fibre sourcing by the Royal Golden Eagle corporate family, including viscose producer Sateri and pulp producer Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL). Canopy is happy to provide the following additional context on the public announcements that both companies … Continued

Hot Looks for Textile Exchange 2019

CanopyStyle takes a closer look at this fall’s top forest fashion trends   1- Never Say Never When we launched CanopyStyle in 2013, leading viscose producers told Canopy that turning recycled clothing into viscose at commercial scale wasn’t possible. 2019 has shown us otherwise. Since this summer, two additional viscose producers have launched Next Generation … Continued

Top-Ranked North American Printers Actively Help Advance Next Generation Solutions

BLUELINE RANKING OF SUSTAINABILITY 2019   Vancouver. October 9, 2019 – Canopy’s fifth annual Blueline Ranking, published today, reveals that the top five ranked printers are pushing green innovation to another level by supporting the development of Next Generation Solutions such as agricultural residue and wheat straw papers in North America. Domestic production of straw … Continued

Canopy and ZDHC Partner to Safeguard Forests, Water, Human Health, Biodiversity and Climate in Fashion Sector Work

Amsterdam and Vancouver, October 7, 2019 – Today, CanopyStyle and The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme are announcing a partnership to scale up their collaborative work toward tackling the negative impacts of chemical processing, wastewater discharge, and raw material sourcing in viscose production. “With these two strong organizations aligning and collaborating, contributors and partners of both ZDHC … Continued

Packaging Zeitgeist Expands to World’s Endangered Forests and Climate

New Global Initiative Launched to Reduce Packaging’s Heavy Footprint on Forests, Species and Climate Greensboro, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Stockholm and Vancouver, October 1st, 2019– New research has found that roughly three billion trees disappear into packaging every year. This sourcing practice leaves in its wake a trail of deforestation, degraded forest ecosystems, threatened species, and … Continued

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