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PIQUE: The Walrus magazine hosted the latest “brain-candy” event in Whistler’s intellectual boom: a talk about innovation.

November 6, 2016. Originally published in the Pique by Nicola Jones. Shopping for Solutions  Nicole Rycroft’s talk offered some advice on how to push innovation forwards. “Behavioural change is a really difficult thing,” she said, asking how many people in the audience had never broken a New Year’s Resolution (I saw one hand up; its owner shrugged as … Continued

Canopy’s work in sustainable fashion recognized at Positive Impact Awards

Friday, November 4, 2016. Brooklyn, New York – Canopy was honoured to receive the BF+DA Positive Impact Award for Leadership in Creating a Better Supply Chain this past Friday. The award recognizes the CanopyStyle Initiative, a collaborative campaign to end the use of the world’s ancient and endangered forests in rayon and viscose fabrics. This … Continued

CBC: Waswanipi leader lobbies fashion companies to save boreal forest

October 29, 2016. Originally published in the CBC by Christopher Herodier and Jaime Little. In the fight to save one of Northern Quebec’s last untouched boreal forests from logging, the Cree’s latest ally could be a group of fashion labels. Mandy Gull, deputy chief of the 2,000-member Cree community of Waswanipi, spoke to a gathering of 81 clothing … Continued

NYC to Chart Course for Forest Conservation

  October 26, 2016 | New York City  Award-winning environmental not-for-profit Canopy and representatives of 81 global fashion brands are gathering for a day-long summit to strategize conservation solutions for the world’s endangered forests. The popular material rayon (aka viscose/lyocell) has become a major driver of forest loss and degradation with more than 120 million trees … Continued

JUST-STYLE: Lenzing leads the field in forest-free viscose ranking

October 24, 2016. Originally published in Just-Style by Beth Wright. Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world’s rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests. The ranking is included in a report released today (24 … Continued

ECOTEXTILE: Canopy report ranks viscose manufacturers

October 24, 2016. Originally published in Ecotextile. Conservation NGO Canopy has launched a new report which ranks the performance of the largest rayon-viscose fabric producers in the world. The report notes that manufacturers such as Lenzing and Aditya Birla are among eight producers who have already shared sourcing data with Canopy to map out their supply … Continued

SOURCING JOURNAL: Lenzing Leads in Sustainability Ranking for Viscose Producers

Originally published in Sourcing Journal by Genevieve Scarano on October 24, 2016. Canopy’s new report, “Hot Button Issue,” was released Friday, ranking the performance of the world’s largest rayon-viscose producers. It’s the first-ever tool that enables brands to measure producers’ impact on the environment and their progress on eliminating endangered forests from their supply. Producers’ progress was measured with the CanopyStyleGuide … Continued

Viscose and Endangered Forests: How Rayon Producers Rank

Canopy’s Hot Button Issue report shows which viscose producers are taking strides to conserve forests October 24, 2016. New York. Three years ago, environmental not-for-profit Canopy exposed a serious threat to the world’s forests – the fact that over 120 million trees a year are logged for jeans, t-shifts, dresses and even your bedroom sheets.  … Continued

Canopy on the Green Carpet at U.N. First Ladies Luncheon

September 22, 2016 – Canopy’s executive director, Nicole Rycroft, helped kick off the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations at the Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Luncheon yesterday. In New York for the event, Rycroft took to the stage alongside fashion and celebrity social justice advocates Arianna Huffington, Annie Lennox, Livia Firth … Continued

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

5 Key Takeaways on North America’s Most Sustainable Printers

By Canopy Director Nicole Rycroft. This blog was originally published in Sustainable Brands. Remember Coles Notes? Those magical little study aids that helped bring focus and clarity to even the most mind-numbing of university courses (Hmmm, come to think of it, I wonder what they were printed on?). As a busy professional, I now rely … Continued

Recipe for a sustainable sourcing policy with sauce

Originally published in Rolland Inc. by Canopy Campaigner Neva Murtha. Over the 15 years Canopy has been working with publishers, printers, large corporate paper buyers, and pulp and paper mills (including Rolland) to develop and implement sustainable paper procurement policies, we have seen tremendous shifts in where the “leadership bar” is set. Some companies, such … Continued

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