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BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

FORBES.COM: Social Entrepreneurs Are Opening New Pathways To Transform The Apparel Industry

This article appeared on Forbes.com on October 15, 2018. Social Entrepreneurs Are Opening New Pathways To Transform The Apparel Industry By Stephanie Schmidt The apparel industry is one of the largest in the world, generating a global value of about $3 trillion (2% of global GDP) and employing some 100 million people. Its unrivaled creativity, diversity and innovation … Continued

CBC.CA: How a B.C. idea could help save a ‘storybook’ jungle in Indonesia

Politicians and environmentalists from Aceh visit B.C. to learn about Great Bear Rainforest By Bethany Lindsay There are more than 12,000 kilometres between the Great Bear Rainforest and the jungles of the Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra — more than a quarter of the Earth’s circumference. Even in winter, the temperature rarely drops below 25 … Continued

Business Day : Meet the woman saving ancient trees from becoming pulp

This article was initially published in Business Day. Nicole Rycroft is one of a growing crew of people who work tirelessly at changing how we affect the Earth. Her focus is on protecting ancient and indigenous trees. By collaborating with business partners in the fashion and publishing industries she is transforming supply chains to prevent … Continued

It Started with a Storybook Ending – Part 2

And then the Work Began! “Build it and they will come!” that’s the aphorism. Imagining it would be just that easy. Canopy set out, in 2004, to build the market for non-wood (agricultural residue fibre) paper within corporate sectors, like publishers and printers, expecting that then  non-wood pulp and paper companies would get busy building … Continued

Aceh Government delegation explore conservation financing solutions for Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem

CANADA’S GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST OFFERS MODEL TO SAVE ORANGUTANS & TIGERS Vancouver, Canada. September 10, 2018. The Spirit bear of the Great Bear Rainforest and the Orangutan of the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia just made a connection. An Aceh-Indonesian Government delegation has committed to taking the necessary steps to establish a conservation-based economy to save … Continued

It Started with a Fairy Tale Ending

HOW WE STARTED THE PROJECT TO SPIN STRAW INTO PAPER   The math didn’t work out. It was 2004. We were gaining ground on protecting two big areas of temperate rainforest in British Columbia – Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest. But we didn’t want to push the problem of deforestation and degradation into … Continued

FIBRE2FASHION.com: ENKA’s supply chain is low risk: Canopy audit

ENKA’s current supply chain has been confirmed as low risk of sourcing wood from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sources, according to independent verification audit results of ENKA’s pulp sourcing by environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance. The audit uses a risk-based approach and requires verifiable evidence. The audit requires verifiable evidence … Continued

GLOBE AND MAIL: The Broadback threatened with logging

This article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 13, 2018 A Cree First Nation and a conservation group are pressing Quebec to protect one of the last wilderness areas in the province’s boreal forest, amid fears that logging is increasingly threatening traditional Indigenous hunting and fishing grounds. The Waswanipi nation in northern … Continued

ENKA’s CanopyStyle Audit: Low Risk Results Confirmed

Verification audit by the Rainforest Alliance of German viscose filament yarn producer, ENKA, indicates low risk of sourcing from the world’s ancient and endangered forests   Obernburg, New York and Vancouver – July 12, 2018 Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released independent verification audit results of ENKA’s pulp sourcing. The audit uses a … Continued

ECOTEXTILE NEWS: Tangshan Sanyou completes viscose audit, Canopy reveals

This article was first published in Ecotextile News TANGSHAN – The independently verified audit results of Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou have been published by environmental non-profits Canopy and Rainforest Alliance. Completing the evaluation puts Tangshan Sanyou considerably ahead of the curve in terms of Chinese viscose producers, with hardly any of its compatriot counterparts … Continued

Tangshan Sanyou’s CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released

CHINA-BASED PRODUCER COMPLETE VERIFICATION BY THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE ASSESSING VISCOSE RAW MATERIAL SOURCING RISK June 29, 2018. Tangshan (China), New York and Vancouver Today, environmental not-for-profit organizations Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released the independent verification audit results of Tangshan Sanyou’s pulp sourcing. The company leads Chinese viscose producers by being one of the first … Continued

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