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CanopyStyle: 125 Brands Now United for the World’s Forests

Transformation of the Viscose Supply Chain Underway as 20 New Brands Join the Movement  Berlin, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver. February 6th, 2018 – Environmental not-for-profit Canopy is thrilled to announce 20 new brand commitments to eliminate the use of endangered forests in their textile supply chain by 2020. With the addition of companies zLabels, MQ … Continued

What’s Old is New Again – Paper from Plants

SEEDING SOLUTIONS The time for a pulp and paper revolution has come. Mixing vats of tree pulp with various chemicals to produce newsprint, book grade, copy paper, cardboard packaging and viscose has been a blessing and a curse. Pulp and paper is wonderfully useful in so many contexts, but too much of a good thing … Continued

GREENBIZ.COM: How Canopy’s founder is winning converts with her gospel of deforestation

This article is from Greenbiz.com, November 14, 2017 Written by Heather Clancy   To Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of non-profit Canopy, ancient forests are the “cathedrals of the natural world.” Species of all shapes and sizes make up the diverse congregation worshipping within. Birds fill the choir lofts with their sometimes-cacophonous hymns. They … Continued

Groundbreaking News – Literally!

Modern Pulp Mill Using Agricultural Fibers, Not Trees, Starts Construction in US by Valerie Langer   In August of 2017 bulldozers and backhoes moved in to break ground on a new pulp mill. Why is Canopy, an environmental organization, so excited about this? Well, it’s no ordinary pulp mill. Columbia Pulp is building a mill … Continued

The Hot Button Issue Report for 2017 – A Ranking of Global Viscose Producers

Canopy’s Updated Global Viscose Producer Ranking: The Hot Button Report Taking stock of environmental progress, performance and expectations Vancouver, November 2nd, 2017 – Today marks the release of the updated and expanded edition of the Hot Button Report, a ranking of eleven viscose and rayon producers that represent 70% of global viscose production. The report … Continued

GREENBIZ: 3 Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain

From Greenbiz.com, August 21, 2017   Three Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain by Nicole Rycroft One of my favorite things is to sit on a rock and listen to the sounds of a forest, knowing that someone else might do the same thing in the same place 100 years from now. While this is … Continued

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-Reviewed LCA Commissioned by Global Fashion Pioneer Stella McCartney Compares Ten Different Fiber Inputs for Manmade Cellulose Fiber   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: London, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Emeryville, California – October 19, 2017– Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of … Continued

Ten Canadian Authors play “Exquisite Corpse” for Canopy and for the ancient forests of Vancouver Island: Read The Refugium here!

From The Globe and Mail, September 2, 2017:   This fall Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Vaillant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald came together to create a story by playing a game of exquisite corpse on behalf of the ancient and endangered forests of Vancouver … Continued

Agricultural Residue Paper-Packaging to Become a Reality

First Modern Straw Pulp Mill in North America Now under Construction   Vancouver, BC. September 27, 2017 – For the past 15 years, environmental not-for-profit Canopy has been advocating to make commercial agricultural residue paper a reality. Today marks a significant milestone towards realizing that vision. Columbia Pulp, the first modern mill of its kind, … Continued

CFAX RADIO: Interview with Catherine Stewart

Great interview with Senior Corporate Campaigner Catherine Stewart about Vancouver Island’s ancient and endangered forests, and the Canopy-generated story The Refugium.   Listen to the interview here.

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Six Canadian printers make top 10 in sustainability ranking

This article was published in the National Observer Six Canadian printers have made the top 10 this year in a Vancouver environmental organization’s sustainability rankings. On Thursday, Canopy Planet released its annual Blueline Ranking for 2017. Canopy calls its ranking system a “consumer guide” to the sustainability performance of the largest printers in North America. The … Continued

Canopy Continues to Bring CanLit and Forest Conservation Together with The Refugium: A Story That Takes a Stand for the Last Stands of Old Growth on Vancouver Island

Most Canadians, even those concerned about the environment and conservation, would probably be shocked to learn that so little of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests remain. In fact, 90% of Vancouver Island’s productive old-growth rainforest has been logged, and the remaining 10% of the original stands of ancient and endangered forest are under threat.   To … Continued

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