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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

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: Progress for Fashion and Forests

December 23, 2015. Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Hannah Furlong. Viscose and rayon fibers are made from wood pulp and are some of the most widely used in clothing and textiles, threatening endangered forests. Approximately 120 million trees are logged annually for fabrics and about one third of them are sourced from ancient and/or endangered … Continued

CanopyStyle: Two Years of Collaboration

In November 2013, Canopy publicly launched its work with global fashion brands and progressive designers to stem a relatively unknown but aggressively emerging threat to the world’s remaining forests: viscose and rayon fabrics. Two years later, we celebrate the remarkable momentum that is building as global design icons and apparel powerhouses join the CanopyStyle campaign: an … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 55 Brands Are Protecting Forests with CanopyStyle

December 1, 2015. Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Hannah Furlong. Not-for-profit environmental organization Canopy has recruited big fashion brands in the fight to protect endangered forests since launching its CanopyStyle campaign in October 2013. Last week, the organization announced that Arcadia Group, C&A China, and Lindex joined the initiative and committed to ensuring their supply chains do not use ancient and endangered … Continued

Support for CanopyStyle from all corners of the Globe: Arcadia Group, C&A China, and Lindex make Endangered Forest Commitments

Shanghai, Vancouver, London, Stockholm, November 23, 2015: Today, CanopyStyle, the global campaign with the fashion industry to protect endangered forests, gained new influential champions. Trend-setting titan Topshop and their parent company Arcadia, C&A China and Lindex joined international environmental not-for-profit Canopy and other leading apparel companies and designers in their efforts to stop the world’s … Continued

GREENBIZ: Why HM, Eileen Fisher and other fashion giants are saving forests

October 7, 2015. Originally published in GreenBiz by Heather Clancy. Several years ago, forest advocacy organization Canopy Group noticed a puzzling trend. While production of paper made with virgin fibers was shrinking appreciably, the number of ancient trees sacrificed for industrial logging wasn’t declining. Further analysis yielded a troubling conclusion: Millions of trees are disappearing every year … Continued

HUFFINGTON POST: The Silver Lining Beneath Fashion’s Dirty Supply Chains, three Innovative Solutions to the Industry’s Sustainability Problem

September 16, 2015. Originally published in the Huffington Post by Kristie Wang. Consumers across the globe care about whether their clothes are ethically produced, and they want to be able to make purchases that match their values. According to a recent Nielsen report, 55% of consumers surveyed across 60 countries want to buy brands that are … Continued

Working together we will protect the forests

We all know that the majority of our shirts, pants and sweaters are “Made In China”. So when Canopy began our efforts to collaboratively find solutions to protect the world’s forests from ending up in clothing we knew it wouldn’t be long before our work took us to China, the land of massive production, pandas and bamboo.

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