Category: CanopyStyle

SOURCING JOURNAL: Lenzing Leads in Sustainability Ranking for Viscose Producers

Originally published in Sourcing Journal by Genevieve Scarano on October 24, 2016. Canopy’s new report, “Hot Button Issue,” was released Friday, ranking the performance of the world’s largest rayon-viscose producers. It’s the first-ever tool that enables brands to measure producers’ impact on the environment and their progress on eliminating endangered forests from their supply. Producers’ progress was measured with the CanopyStyleGuide … Continued

Viscose and Endangered Forests: How Rayon Producers Rank

Canopy’s Hot Button Issue report shows which viscose producers are taking strides to conserve forests October 24, 2016. New York. Three years ago, environmental not-for-profit Canopy exposed a serious threat to the world’s forests – the fact that over 120 million trees a year are logged for jeans, t-shifts, dresses and even your bedroom sheets.  … Continued

Canopy on the Green Carpet at U.N. First Ladies Luncheon

September 22, 2016 – Canopy’s executive director, Nicole Rycroft, helped kick off the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations at the Fashion 4 Development First Ladies Luncheon yesterday. In New York for the event, Rycroft took to the stage alongside fashion and celebrity social justice advocates Arianna Huffington, Annie Lennox, Livia Firth … Continued

ECOTEXTILE: Tesco, Esprit join Canopy campaign

May 24, 2016. Originally published in Ecotextile. Six more apparel retailers, among them Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl, and New Look have joined the campaign of conservation NGO Canopy which is aimed at ending the use of ancient and endangered forests in rayon supply chains. The CanopyStyle initiative now has more than 65 fashion brands, with Canopy … Continued

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

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

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

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