Viscose: The challenges of a truly sustainable supply chain

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Market demand for viscose and other synthetic fibres has significantly outpaced the growth in demand for cotton over recent decades. Made from cellulose, derived from wood pulp typically grown from plantation trees, sustainability produced viscose offers important product and environmental benefits just as poorly produced viscose can be associated with a variety of environmental issues including deforestation. 
 
In the absence of any recognised global production standards or approaches for verifying the sustainable production of viscose, how can end buyers distinguish between good and bad? How can NGOs, customers and the industry collaborate better to develop inclusive approaches for a viscose industry built on an integrated sustainability approach including sustainable sourcing, responsible manufacturing and corporate citizenship.  
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Nicole Rycroft

Canopy

Founder and Executive Director

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Cherie Tan

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR)

Vice President Communications & Sustainability

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Boris Saraber

Earthworm Foundation

Chief Operating Officer

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