Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Six Chinese VSF producers commit to save forests
Six Chinese VSF producers commit to save forests
08
Mar '16
Courtesy: CanopyStyle
Courtesy: CanopyStyle
Canopy said six large Chinese viscose producers have been added to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world's ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics.

“To-date, 60 brands and designers, representing more than $85 billion in annual revenues, have signed on to the Canopystyle campaign, triggering deep shifts within the viscose supply chain,” Canopy revealed in a press release.

The six Chinese companies unveiling their first Pulp Procurement Policies for protecting forests are Shandong Yamei, Tangshan Sanyou Xingda, CHTC Helon, Nanjing Chemical Fiber, Zhejiang Fulida and Xinxiang Chemical.

According to Canopy, the policies commit to eliminating sourcing from threatened forest ecosystems, high-carbon rainforests, and socially controversial sources in the production of their viscose and rayon textiles.

“Leading brands and designers continue to send a clear market signal to the world's main viscose manufacturers in China,” said Nicole Rycroft, Canopy founder and executive director.

“The leadership of these six producers now means that viscose manufacturers representing close to 65 per cent of global rayon production are committed to the Canopystyle campaign,” Rycroft added.

“With the continued shift in brands' environmental requirements, incorporating sustainable forest fibre procurement criteria is a sound business decision,” said Dr. Christian Reisinger, CEO of Shandong Yamei.

“We are committed to working with all our suppliers and customers to eliminate ancient forests and other controversial sources from our supply chain,” he stated.

“Particularly from the Canadian and Russian Boreal forests, coastal temperate rainforests, tropical forests and peatlands of Indonesia, the Amazon and West Africa, and other endangered species habitat,” Reisinger added.

“We are on the eve of a revolution in the apparel industry where new alternative fibres such as garment waste, recovered fabrics, agricultural residues, and other non-woods can be part of the solution,” said Li Baikuan from Tangshan Sanyou.

“Our company is expanding the scope of our work on alternative fibres and we look to explore whether they can become a replacement for forest fibre.” Baikuan informed.

“As part of our commitment, Fulida supports long-term conservation solutions in places like Vancouver Island's coastal temperate rainforest, Canada's Boreal Forest, and the rainforests of Indonesia,” said Wu Wei from Zhejiang Fulida.

Launched in October 2013, the Canopystyle campaign has now built strong market momentum with over 60 brands, designers, and retailers adopting commitments to address the rising use of fibre from endangered forests in fabrics.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fancycrave.com from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

EU's retaliatory duty on US apparel takes effect

As part of the three-pronged response outlined by the European...

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2018

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

The National Cotton Council (NCC) of the US has welcomed the passage...

Courtesy: Roman Pohorecki from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

UK launches inquiry on sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Parliament has launched...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search