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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

THE GUARDIAN: Our Global Community: Protecting the Great Bear Rainforest

Originally published in The Guardian by Christopher Hodgson on June 15, 2016. The Guardian and The Observer print on paper purchased predominately from UK recycled mills. However, to ensure a good mix of sources we also use certified virgin paper from Europe and Canada. We take our commitment to sustainable paper sourcing very seriously, working with … Continued

ECOTEXTILE: Tesco, Esprit join Canopy campaign

May 24, 2016. Originally published in Ecotextile. Six more apparel retailers, among them Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl, and New Look have joined the campaign of conservation NGO Canopy which is aimed at ending the use of ancient and endangered forests in rayon supply chains. The CanopyStyle initiative now has more than 65 fashion brands, with Canopy … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 6 More Global Fashion Leaders Join CanopyStyle to Help Ensure Forest-Free Rayon by 2017

May 24, 2016. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Canadian forest-conservation NGO Canopy has announced six new brand partnerships in its successful CanopyStyle initiative, through which more than 65 major fashion brands, designers and retailers have pledged to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their rayon supply chains. Viscose and rayon fibers are made from wood … Continued

Global fashion leaders partner with Canopy to show that sustainability is always in style

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver. May 24, 2016. Canopy is thrilled to announce its latest brand partnerships in the successful CanopyStyle initiative, which now has 65 major fashion brands, designers and retailers pledged to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their rayon supply chains. Companies launching their forest and fabric policies today include … Continued

UK FASHION MAG: KappAhl joins Canopy

May 29, 2016. Originally published in UK Fashion Mag. KappAhl, the Swedish fast fashion brand that recently held a sustainable design contest, continues to focus on environmentally-friendly policies and has just joined Canopy. Canopy is an international environmental organization that works to preserve the world’s ancient forests, climate and species. Through becoming a member, KappAhl … Continued

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