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From Zero to 100 for Forests – A CanopyStyle Timeline

In a short three-and-a-half years, the CanopyStyle campaign, which sees fashion designers, brands, and fabric manufacturers pledge to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their supply chains, has become the fastest moving environmental initiative in the apparel industry. Here’s a look back on how that happened. November 2012 International award winning environmental … Continued

CanopyStyle reaches 100 brands!

  Announcing The CanopyStyle 100 100 Global Fashion Brands Now Committed to Protecting The World’s Forests   Vancouver, Christchurch, Los Angeles, Ottawa and New York – April 11, 2017 Today, award winning environmental not-for-profit Canopy announced that CanopyStyle, which focuses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose … Continued

RACKED.COM: What is ‘Rainforest-Free’ Clothing, and Why Should You Care?

Article by Betsy Andrews. Originally published on March 16 by Racked.com   On a night before Valentine’s Day, the Victoria’s Secret in Manhattan’s Herald Square was dressed up in pink Cupid’s arrows. Visitors from around the world were shopping for holiday lingerie. A young Japanese tourist named Ayano checked out a pair of black pajama bottoms printed … Continued

CBC: Big fashion brands join B.C. group’s efforts to halt destruction of endangered forests

March 1, 2017. Originally published and aired in CBC As It Happens. Major clothing brands like Timberland, Vans, Nautica and The North Face say they will no longer make products derived from ancient, endangered forests. VF Corporation — which owns more than 30 apparel brands including Wrangler jeans, Vans footwear and JanSport backpacks — announced Monday it will no … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Apparel giant joins movement to stop fashion from destroying forests

February 28, 2017. Originally published in the National Observer. About five years ago, an environmental organization called Canopy discovered a link between endangered ancient forests and the rayon found in popular clothing sold at shopping malls in Vancouver, B.C. Canopy discovered that the base material used to produce rayon — a soft kind of fabric … Continued

TRIPLE PUNDIT: Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

February 28, 2017. Originally published by Leon Kaye in Triple Pundit. On Monday VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, announced what it describes as its first “Forest Derived Materials Policy.” The company says these new guidelines will help drive its purchasing decisions to source more … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Today, VF Corporation, the US’ largest fashion conglomerate – parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler – released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials … Continued

REUTERS: Apparel titan VF Corp tackles deforestation, human rights issues in supply chain

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Reuters from a piece by Ellen Wulfhorst. NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Apparel giant VF Corp, the company behind such popular brands as Wrangler jeans and Timberland boots, is adopting sourcing policies to eliminate products that contribute to deforestation and human rights violations, it said on Monday. The new policies, … Continued

One of America’s largest apparel conglomerates joins CanopyStyle

$12 Billion American Firm Now Committed to Protecting Forests Canopy congratulates Timberland, North Face, Wrangler, Vans and all brands of VF Corporation on New Forest Policy   Canopy is thrilled to announce that VF Corporation has partnered with us on their first-ever Forest Policy covering clothing, paper and packaging. Within this they are joining our … Continued

FORBES: Stella McCartney On Innovating The Fashion Industry From Within

November 20, 2016. Originally published in Forbes by Rachel Arthur. As a fashion designer, Stella McCartney has always challenged the way in which things are made, actively turning to innovation in order to operate a global business built on sustainability. Today, 53% of her womenswear collection can be considered sustainable, up from 30% in the early days. … Continued

GREENBIZ: How H&M, Marks & Spencer and Zara are fashioning change

November 11, 2016. Originally published in GreenBiz by Nicole Rycroft. Transforming an unsustainable global supply chain can seem daunting. As much as a single company may be committed to change, it’s almost impossible to do it alone. There is a need for peers and competitors to become colleagues and mentors to enable all. Collective action possesses a raw … Continued

Canopy’s work in sustainable fashion recognized at Positive Impact Awards

Friday, November 4, 2016. Brooklyn, New York – Canopy was honoured to receive the BF+DA Positive Impact Award for Leadership in Creating a Better Supply Chain this past Friday. The award recognizes the CanopyStyle Initiative, a collaborative campaign to end the use of the world’s ancient and endangered forests in rayon and viscose fabrics. This … Continued

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