Category: Alternative fibers

Amazon joins CanopyStyle to help end the use of Ancient and Endangered Forests in viscose clothing

The CanopyStyle initiative has a new partner in the effort to help end the use of Ancient and Endangered Forests in apparel fabrics — online retailer, Amazon. Amazon has just published its timelined commitment to ensure that by 2022 all of the company’s private label clothing will not include “rayon or viscose derived from ancient and … Continued

The New Normal Will Be Full of Next Generation Solutions

In some business sectors, it is suspected that up to 50% of the supply chain will have disappeared in the wake of the pandemic. The effect of retail stores shuttering and bans on large gatherings had an almost immediate knock-on effect down the supply chain. Simultaneously, the isolation measures in manufacturing regions around the world … Continued

What Happens in Davos…. Can Change the World

Straight out of Davos – A Pulp Thriller for the Decade Last week’s headlines were dominated by the speeches and developments of the World Economic Forum, where for the first time in its 15-year history, environmental issues were front and centre on the agenda. As the world’s CEOs, diplomats, thought leaders, and young climate defenders … Continued

Canopy in Davos to release report on transforming the paper and textile industries to halt climate and species crisis

Canopy’s Founder and Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft, and H&M Chief Operating Officer, Helena Helmersson, at the launch of SURVIVAL in Davos. Plan for transformation lauded by major investors and global brands Davos, Switzerland, 21 January, 2020 – International environmental group Canopy today launched a visionary action plan. It describes how to transform the unsustainable global … Continued

FAQ: Survival – A Pulp Thriller: A Plan for Saving Forests and Climate

    Q:  Does the plan account for the costs and impacts of decommissioning existing infrastructure that uses trees? A: No. This plan outlines the direct costs associated with creating mill infrastructure. Some of the existing infrastructure can be retrofitted if it is close enough to alternative feedstock sources. However, most wood pulp mills are … Continued

Breakthrough of Unprecedented Innovation in the Viscose Sector

This news was released by Re:newcell and Tangshan Sanyou   Breakthrough of Unprecedented Innovation in the Viscose Sector 粘胶行业开创先河的创新突破  Tangcell™and Re:newcell’s cooperation leads to new viscose products made from 50% post-consumer recycled textiles 唐丝和Re:newcell合作推出粘胶纤维新品:50%的原料来自消费后回收纺织品   China & Sweden: June 27th 2019 – A milestone achievement has been reached for the use of recycled cotton in … Continued

VIDEO: Canopy’s Nicole Rycroft on How Recycled Clothing Could Impact Forests

Canopy’s Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft, interviewed by Earthrise Al-Jazeera about the importance of Ancient and Endangered Forests and how using alternative fibres for fabric could ease the negative impacts of fashion on forests. See the video here.    

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

Canopy Launches Partnership with Circular Economy Producer CRAiLAR

A Step Closer to Fashion that is Free of Ancient and Endangered Forests   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver – May 11th, 2017: Canopy is pleased to announce today that innovative natural fiber producer, CRAiLAR Fiber Technologies International Inc., has a launched a leading-edge policy. CRAiLAR is one of a growing number of solutions technology enterprises in … Continued

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