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Research Shows Customers Want to Trust – and Verify

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Catherine Stewart. As focus on the environment increases—from government commitments on climate action to personal and corporate sourcing of ethical products—it shouldn’t surprise us that customers want more information. As a recent global CSR report verified “nearly all global consumers expect companies to act responsibly, but half need to hear … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: Progress for Fashion and Forests

December 23, 2015. Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Hannah Furlong. Viscose and rayon fibers are made from wood pulp and are some of the most widely used in clothing and textiles, threatening endangered forests. Approximately 120 million trees are logged annually for fabrics and about one third of them are sourced from ancient and/or endangered … Continued

CanopyStyle: Two Years of Collaboration

In November 2013, Canopy publicly launched its work with global fashion brands and progressive designers to stem a relatively unknown but aggressively emerging threat to the world’s remaining forests: viscose and rayon fabrics. Two years later, we celebrate the remarkable momentum that is building as global design icons and apparel powerhouses join the CanopyStyle campaign: an … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 55 Brands Are Protecting Forests with CanopyStyle

December 1, 2015. Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Hannah Furlong. Not-for-profit environmental organization Canopy has recruited big fashion brands in the fight to protect endangered forests since launching its CanopyStyle campaign in October 2013. Last week, the organization announced that Arcadia Group, C&A China, and Lindex joined the initiative and committed to ensuring their supply chains do not use ancient and endangered … Continued

Support for CanopyStyle from all corners of the Globe: Arcadia Group, C&A China, and Lindex make Endangered Forest Commitments

Shanghai, Vancouver, London, Stockholm, November 23, 2015: Today, CanopyStyle, the global campaign with the fashion industry to protect endangered forests, gained new influential champions. Trend-setting titan Topshop and their parent company Arcadia, C&A China and Lindex joined international environmental not-for-profit Canopy and other leading apparel companies and designers in their efforts to stop the world’s … Continued

PRINTCAN: Canopy’s Blueline Report Wins Gold at Canadian Printing Awards

18 November, 2015. Originally published in PrintCAN. Canopy’s guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers, The Blueline Report 2015, has been awarded a Canadian Printing Award. The report took home Gold in the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service category, during the annual event on Nov. 12. “This award recognizes the value of The Blueline Report and … Continued

Canopy wins Gold at Printing Awards for 2015 Green Printer Report and Rankings

November 13, 2015 Toronto, Canada. Canopy is honoured and delighted to share the news that The Blueline Report 2015 – a guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers – has been awarded the Gold for “Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service” at the annual Canadian Printing Awards, held last night in Toronto. The award comes at the same time … Continued

MONGABAY: New research shows just how much better recycled paper is for forests

October 13, 2015. Originally published in Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki. A new life cycle analysis shows the substantial environmental benefits of 100 percent recycled paper over paper made from virgin wood fiber. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services on behalf of New Leaf Paper, a company that specializes in “tree free” paper, is the first to use a new … Continued

Next Generation LCA Reveals One Hundred Times Lower Impact on Global Climate for 100% PCW Recycled Coated Paper vs. Virgin

Boston, Vancouver, October 8, 2015 – Today at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics conference, New Leaf released a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) revealing significant environmental benefits of Reincarnation (100% PCW recycled coated paper) over alternatives made with virgin wood fiber. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services, is the first in the paper industry to use … Continued

GREENBIZ: Why HM, Eileen Fisher and other fashion giants are saving forests

October 7, 2015. Originally published in GreenBiz by Heather Clancy. Several years ago, forest advocacy organization Canopy Group noticed a puzzling trend. While production of paper made with virgin fibers was shrinking appreciably, the number of ancient trees sacrificed for industrial logging wasn’t declining. Further analysis yielded a troubling conclusion: Millions of trees are disappearing every year … Continued

PIONEERS POST: A stable climate is a very fundamental human right

September 30, 2015. Originally published in Pioneers Post by Lee Mannion. Self confessed “professional tree hugger” Nicole Rycroft has saved 60 million acres of ancient forest since she started Canopy in 1999. Pioneers Post went to find out what makes her tick. The old adage of never judging a book by its cover is never truer … Continued

GRAPHIC ARTS MAGAZINE: Rolland Paper Mill sets bold new eco-precedent for forest conservation

Originally published in Graphic Arts Magazine by Tony Curcio.  Rolland Enterprises (St-Jérôme, Quebec), the Canadian-based producer of fine recycled paper, has announced its commitment to advance the protection of endangered forests, engage in research and development of alternatives to tree fibre, and avoid all controversial forest fibre sources. With this policy, developed in cooperation with international environmental … Continued

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