News Type: Media Releases

World’s Largest Rayon Producer Announces Forest Protection Policy

Vancouver, BC, May 7, 2015 Today, global viscose giant Aditya Birla announces its industry-leading policy to eliminate any sourcing from the world’s ancient and endangered forests for all of its Viscose fibres, which are widely used in clothing and textiles. The company is the world’s largest producer of Viscose, manufacturing 20% of global supply of … Continued

Canopy welcomes Canada’s leading recycled paper manufacturer’s latest initiative

Cascades continues to raise the bar Montreal, August 21, 2014: Cascades, the Quebec-based manufacturer of packaging and tissue products, has pioneered the use of recycled fibres since it’s foundation in 1964. Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy is acknowledging the company’s continued sustainability leadership as Cascades adopts a new sustainable procurement practice. Cascades states that the company: … Continued

Ancient Forest Friendly Awards Open

Coveted Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards Now Open for Entry July 9, 2014, Vancouver: Today Canopy is pleased to announce the 2014 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards are open for entry. Using our concise and simple on-line survey, a few minutes of your time puts your brand in the running for recognition in meeting the gold standard … Continued

Canopy welcomes RR Donnelley’s newly released paper procurement practices

Vancouver, June 18, 2014: When the biggest ship in the harbour sets sail, it creates a wake that rocks all other boats. RR Donnelley is the ocean liner of North American printers and the recent inclusion of its paper purchasing sustainability practices on their corporate website is likely to spread ripples throughout the entire printing … Continued

EcoPlanet Bamboo signs Ancient Forest Friendly Policy with Canopy and commits to develop eco-appropriate sourcing for fabrics

Vancouver, October 15, 2014: Canopy is pleased today to announce that innovative leader EcoPlanet Bamboo has committed to a sourcing policy designed to offer a more sustainable option for clothing brands seeking alternatives to ancient and endangered forest fibres. This marks a shift for Canopy, whose traditional focus has been on users and producers of … Continued

Deforestation: So out of style

Building momentum for Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest: Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer, Portico Brands and ASOS make endangered forest commitments London, Vancouver, October 29, 2014: As experts gather today in London to assess the accelerating rate of global forest loss and address the Innovation Forum theme, “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation”, the … Continued

Canopy Style Is On Trend

The forest Canopy is becoming a hit in the fashion world this season. Building on a growing groundswell, global retail leaders H&M and Inditex/Zara have made commitments to address the impacts of the use of trees in man-made cellulosic fabrics like viscose and rayon.

Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation shifting global viscose supply chain away from endangered forests

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, May 5 2014 — The newest trend in social responsibility in the apparel sector is taking flight in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam today as several of the world’s most influential clothing brands gather to develop a roadmap to green their supply chain and conserve endangered forests. Brought together under the banner … Continued

Stella McCartney joins Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest Initiative

Renowned Fashion Designer Commits to Eliminate Use of Endangered Forest Fibre from Clothing Collection April 28, 2014 — In an exciting development, luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney is announcing their support for Canopy’s campaign to protect the world’s ancient and endangered forests. Who: Stella McCartney and environmental not-for-profit Canopy. What: Stella McCartney joins Canopy’s Fashion Loved … Continued

World’s Largest Clothing Brands Commit to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Viscose Clothing

H&M and Zara/Inditex Partner with Canopy to Transform Clothing’s Impacts on Species, Forests and Climate Vancouver, BC: April 2, 2014 — Today, the world’s two largest clothing brands are making commitments to eliminate ancient and endangered forests from all of their rayon and viscose clothing. The companies, retail and design leaders H&M and Zara/Inditex, developed these … Continued

Quebec Government Approval is Only Step Missing for Protection of 13,000 km2 in the Boreal

Canopy Applauds Conservation Vision of the Cree Grand Council for the Broadback Valley Montréal, April 11th 2013 – Canopy welcomes and supports the announcement made by the Cree Grand Council, a protected area proposal totaling 13,000km2 in the Broadback Valley Forest of northern Québec.  Initiated by the communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska and Oujé-Bougoumou, these candidate protected areas … Continued

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