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Use of ancient forest fiber in fabrics becoming unfashionable

CanopyStyle campaign reaching new heights as six Chinese viscose manufacturers collaborate for endangered forest protection Nanjing, Shanghai, Tangshan, and Vancouver. March 8, 2016 – Canopy is thrilled to welcome six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics

March 8, 2016. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Today, Canadian environmental NGO Canopy welcomes six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. While to date 60 brands and designers, representing more than 85 billion USD in annual revenues, … Continued

THE GUARDIAN: Time, BBC and others drive historic deal to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 27, 2016. Originally published in the Guardian by Sarah Shemkus. Earlier this month, a groundbreaking agreement was reached to prohibit logging in the majority of the 6.4m-hectare Canadian rainforest known as the Great Bear Rainforest – a stretch of coastal ecosystem nearly the size of Ireland. The winners in the deal were environmental groups and … Continued

MONGABAY: The inside story of how Great Bear Rainforest went from a ‘War In The Woods’ to an unprecedented environmental and human rights agreement

February 22, 2016. Originally published in Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki   When the final Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was announced earlier this month, it was not only a historic moment in forest conservation but also represented a significant shift in how conservation efforts support human well-being and sustainable economies in local forest communities. Eighty-five percent … Continued

Global Companies Played Key Role in Precedent-Setting Great Bear Agreement

Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Nicole Rycroft on February 3, 2016 It has taken the combined and herculean efforts of countless individuals, but this week, the vision of the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreements has finally been realized. Local communities have a vibrant future and 85 percent of the rainforest in the region is … Continued

GLOBE AND MAIL: Final agreement reached to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 01, 2016. Originally published in the Globe and Mail by Justine Hunter The 20-year battle to protect the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet – is over, with the B.C. government announcement on Monday of an agreement with environmentalists, forest companies and First Nations. The deal, which will … Continued

Global Customers Champion Great Bear Rainforest Conservation

Key Behind the Scenes Role in the Historic Agreements For Immediate Release Vancouver, February 1, 2016: As the world today celebrates the completion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements, well-deserved praise is being showered on First Nations, British Columbia’s provincial government, key environmental groups [1] and forestry companies for their role in this remarkable achievement. … Continued

Cineplex Entertainment gets our award for blockbuster of the year by switching to recycled paper for Cineplex Magazine!

Toronto, ON – January 27, 2016 Canopy, an award-winning environmental not-for-profit organization, is delighted with Cineplex Entertainment’s leadership in working to ensure a brighter future for the world’s endangered forests and species. Now in effect, the text pages of Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex are made of 100 per cent recycled paper (with 85 per … Continued

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

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