News Type: Media Releases

Lenzing’s CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released

Lenzing’s CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released Release of first-ever independent verification by the Rainforest Alliance of raw material sourcing and forest conservation for fabric made with Lenzing™ fibers Lenzing, New York and Vancouver – May 24th, 2017 Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance, released the first independent verification audit results of Lenzing’s wood sourcing. … 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

Canopy’s Ecopaper Database – The “Holy Grail” of Directories for North America’s Best Environmental Papers

Canopy launches expanded go-to resource for print customers with sustainability preferences   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, May 9, 2017 – As a growing number of manufacturers seek to meet the growing market for environmental papers and packaging, Canopy launched its updated Ecopaper Database today. The much-anticipated 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than … Continued

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

The Broadback Forest Goes Global at Skoll World Forum

Broadback Forest Conservation Solution Profiled at Prestigious Skoll World Forum Waswanipi Cree Deputy Chief joins Canopy to shine light on Boreal landscape of hope April 6, 2017: Oxford, UK – Waswanipi Cree Deputy Chief Mandy Gull and Nicole Rycroft, Executive Director of award winning not-for-profit Canopy, will be using their appearance at the Skoll World Forum in the UK to build … 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

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

NYC to Chart Course for Forest Conservation

  October 26, 2016 | New York City  Award-winning environmental not-for-profit Canopy and representatives of 81 global fashion brands are gathering for a day-long summit to strategize conservation solutions for the world’s endangered forests. The popular material rayon (aka viscose/lyocell) has become a major driver of forest loss and degradation with more than 120 million trees … 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

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

Looking for the most sustainable printers in North America? Canopy’s Updated Blueline Ranking shows Clear Leaders.

Vancouver, May 5th, 2016 – Today international non-profit Canopy released an update to its award-winning Blueline Report, which profiles and ranks the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers. It ranks major printers on a set of twenty-eight key criteria and directs consumer brands to the sector’s leaders in environmental performance. The update comes within … Continued

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