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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

More international brands partner with Canopy, making sustainability the hot trend for spring.

What do a Canadian retail empire on the rise, a major grocery and fashion retailer, a boutique LA-based luxury brand, a Swedish clothing chain founded on affordability, a fast fashion chain and an iconic international fashion company all have in common? They have all recently signed sustainable sourcing policies with CanopyStyle. Canopy is thrilled to … Continued

Looking for the most sustainable printers in North America? Canopy’s Updated Blueline Ranking shows Clear Leaders.

Vancouver, May 5th, 2016 – Today international non-profit Canopy released an update to its award-winning Blueline Report, which profiles and ranks the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers. It ranks major printers on a set of twenty-eight key criteria and directs consumer brands to the sector’s leaders in environmental performance. The update comes within … Continued

It’s Not 1776 – But You Can Join the New Revolution

Originally published in Printing Impressions. Revolutionary change can happen suddenly, whether it’s a “tea party” that results in a new nation or the near-instant embrace of a social media platform that reshapes our reality virtually overnight. Or revolutions can take time, building slowly as more innovations occur, technological advances take hold and momentum grows. In … Continued

FINANCIAL POST: How businesses and conservationists are working together to preserve the Great Bear Rainforest

April 1, 2016. Originally published in the Financial Post by Elisa Birnbaum. It’s been said that if you want to get within 20 feet of a grizzly bear, Doug Neasloss is your man.A founding member of ecotourism and wildlife viewing operation Spirit Bear Lodge in the coastal community of Klemtu, B.C., Neasloss affirms the rumour is true, … Continued

YIMBY! explained in short video

Could your community be the ideal location for a straw based pulp mill? Over the past decade, Canopy has dramatically increased market demand for agricultural residue based paper, which can save trees, energy and water. And now we are working with investors interested in building new pulp and paper infrastructure in North America. Through YIMBY!, or Yes, … Continued

Canopy and YIMBY! want to help farmers and communities turn straw into gold

Vancouver, British Columbia and Greensburg, Kansas. Today, Canopy launches a search for farm communities that would be excellent candidates for a new non-wood pulp mill. Over the past decade, Canopy has dramatically increased market demand for non-wood paper internationally, and is currently working with investors and mills interested in building new pulp and paper infrastructure … Continued

FASHIONATING WORLD: Canopy helps brands source sustainable fiber, save forests

March 9, 2016. Originally published in Fashionating World. An initiative called Canopy is inducing apparel brands and retailers to make sustainable viscose sourcing commitments. About 70 million to 100 million trees are felled every year to produce textiles, approximately 30 per cent originating from ancient and endangered forests. Global expansion of plantations for the production … Continued

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

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