The textile industry uses a significant amount of raw materials from trees, making sustainable forest management crucial for preventing deforestation and protecting trees. Fashion brands need to adopt responsible forest sourcing practices to ensure that their wood-based materials are sustainably sourced.
PEFC sets national requirements for forests across the world, tailored to each area’s unique cultural context and ecosystem, and updated every five years to keep up with the latest scientific consensus. The organization’s white paper encourages fashion brands to prioritize responsible forest sourcing practices.
The healthiness of our forests is crucial, and the fashion industry can make a significant impact with their raw material sourcing choices. By using tree-based textiles, brands can contribute to the health and thriving of forests.