Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has developed a viscose staple fibre made of 50% FSC-certified wood pulp and 50% post-consumer recycled cotton textiles.
Canopy – an international environmental not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests – audited the FSC-certified wood pulp. The NGO started the CanopyStyle initiative in 2014 with clothing retailers and brands. The aim was to eliminate the use of ancient and endangered forests in their supply chains by exploring innovative fibres.
Canopy’s founder and executive director, Nicole Rycroft, congratulated Tangshan Sanyou and its partner re:newcell for this new fiber as “The introduction of a new viscose fabric made from 50% recycled textiles represents an important leap forward for the global textile and fashion industries.”
Source: Lesprom Network