Fashion’s Steep Climb To Sustainable Viscose (Vogue Business)

June 29, 2020

 

Viscose has a supply chain problem. Campaigners have identified the semi-synthetic textile, once labelled a sustainable choice, as a troubling reason for global deforestation as well as toxic chemical pollution.

But a new vision for man-made cellulosic fibres such as viscose is laid out in an ambitious report released last week by Textile Exchange and Forum for the Future, two global non-profits, in collaboration with leading industry players.

The man-made cellulosic fibre category, dominated by viscose (also known as rayon), includes modal, cupro, lyocell and acetate — all together they are the third-most common fibre used globally. The new report is a roadmap for addressing the environmental impacts of their production, but it also symbolises an important emerging shift in sustainability efforts — away from a focus on negative impacts, towards generating positive ones.

The big concern is deforestation and the associated decline in biodiversity. Destruction of ecosystems by human activity is thought to be the root cause ofthe Covid-19 pandemic — which scientists say is just a taste of what continued forest and biodiversity loss could mean for people and the planet.

Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit, has worked since 2013 with fashion companies including Kering, Stella McCartney and Eileen Fisher to shift their sourcing of viscose and other wood-based materials, used for everything from dresses to scarves to socks. Supporters say the campaign, called CanopyStyle, has made a significant dent in the destruction of endangered rainforest for viscose sourcing. A similar campaign has targeted the intensive chemical process used to transform the wood pulp into fibre.

 

 

 

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时尚人士对可持续粘胶的渴望(Vogue Business)

 

 

粘胶纤维有一个供应链问题。活动家已经将这种曾经被标记为可持续选择的半合成纺织品确定为全球森林

砍伐以及有毒化学污染的令人不安的原因。

但是,上周由两家全球性非营利组织 Textile Exchange 和 Forum for the Future 与领先的行业参与者合

作发布了一份雄心勃勃的报告,提出了对人造纤维素纤维(如粘胶纤维)的新愿景。

人造纤维素纤维类别中,以粘胶纤维(也称为人造丝)为主,包括莫代尔纤维、铜氨纤维、莱赛尔纤维和

醋酸纤维,它们合起来是全球使用的第三大常见纤维。 新报告是解决生产环境影响的路线图,但同时也标

志着可持续发展工作正在发生重要的转变-从关注负面影响转向产生正面影响。

 

 

原文 Vogue Business

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