News Type: Media Coverage

BLOOMBERG: To Keep Old Growth out of New Shirts, Fashion Turns to Technology

This article was published by Bloomberg. Leading designers and retailers supported a nonprofit’s effort to help ease the search for unsavory suppliers active in endangered forests. No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed … Continued

FORBES.COM: Social Entrepreneurs Are Opening New Pathways To Transform The Apparel Industry

This article appeared on Forbes.com on October 15, 2018. Social Entrepreneurs Are Opening New Pathways To Transform The Apparel Industry By Stephanie Schmidt The apparel industry is one of the largest in the world, generating a global value of about $3 trillion (2% of global GDP) and employing some 100 million people. Its unrivaled creativity, diversity and innovation … Continued

CBC.CA: How a B.C. idea could help save a ‘storybook’ jungle in Indonesia

Politicians and environmentalists from Aceh visit B.C. to learn about Great Bear Rainforest By Bethany Lindsay There are more than 12,000 kilometres between the Great Bear Rainforest and the jungles of the Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra — more than a quarter of the Earth’s circumference. Even in winter, the temperature rarely drops below 25 … Continued

Business Day : Meet the woman saving ancient trees from becoming pulp

This article was initially published in Business Day. Nicole Rycroft is one of a growing crew of people who work tirelessly at changing how we affect the Earth. Her focus is on protecting ancient and indigenous trees. By collaborating with business partners in the fashion and publishing industries she is transforming supply chains to prevent … Continued

FIBRE2FASHION.com: ENKA’s supply chain is low risk: Canopy audit

ENKA’s current supply chain has been confirmed as low risk of sourcing wood from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sources, according to independent verification audit results of ENKA’s pulp sourcing by environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance. The audit uses a risk-based approach and requires verifiable evidence. The audit requires verifiable evidence … Continued

GLOBE AND MAIL: The Broadback threatened with logging

This article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 13, 2018 A Cree First Nation and a conservation group are pressing Quebec to protect one of the last wilderness areas in the province’s boreal forest, amid fears that logging is increasingly threatening traditional Indigenous hunting and fishing grounds. The Waswanipi nation in northern … Continued

ECOTEXTILE NEWS: Tangshan Sanyou completes viscose audit, Canopy reveals

This article was first published in Ecotextile News TANGSHAN – The independently verified audit results of Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou have been published by environmental non-profits Canopy and Rainforest Alliance. Completing the evaluation puts Tangshan Sanyou considerably ahead of the curve in terms of Chinese viscose producers, with hardly any of its compatriot counterparts … Continued

THE NATION: Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

This article was first published in The Nation When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was then annexed to the deal, affirming the … Continued

EARTH.COM: Deforestation for fashion – the cost of rayon

This article was published in Earth.com When you drape a thick fur coat over your shoulders, it’s very apparent you’re wearing the skin of an animal.  But there are other fabrics that are less obvious but commonly understood. If you slip into a silk dressing robe, it isn’t obvious you are wearing a product made … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Video and article explains link between rayon and endangered forests and species

In this great article and video, journalist Mike Ruffolo explains the link between fashion and deforestation, and lets viewers know what the CanopyStyle campaign is doing to save forests. Canopy’s Executive Director Nicole Rycroft is interviewed about our work. Read the article and watch the video here.

SUSTON: Hello? It’s 2018!

This article was published in Suston Magazine Vancouver-based NGO Canopy fumes on Twitter as loggers continue to cut down massive old growth trees for clothing, packaging, and fliers – this time right in Canopy’s own backyard. Is this tree going to become your next t-shirt? With only around 21% of the world’s virgin forests still standing, … Continued

FIBER2FASHION: Rainforest Alliance audits Sateri’s pulp sourcing

This article appeared in Fiber2Fashion Environmental not-for-profits Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance, together with global viscose producer Sateri, have come out with an independent verification audit results of Sateri’s pulp sourcing practices, a process that uses a risk-based approach and requires verifiable evidence to evaluate viscose producers’ progress on their CanopyStyle commitment. The auditors confirmed the termination … Continued

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