G-Star Raw Commits to Sourcing Deforestation-Free Fabrics

G-Star Raw is making like a tree and leaving—deforestation-promoting fabrics, that is. The Dutch denim brand, which previously collaborated with “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell…

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Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Protestors hijacked one of fashion’s biggest events on Monday to call out Ralph Lauren for allegedly contributing to deforestation, human-rights abuses, and climate pollution.…

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Eileen Fisher, Patagonia Pledge to Protect Endangered Forests

Did a tree die for your yoga pants? If you’re a fan of asana-friendly cellulosics such as rayon, viscose, and modal, chances are high that someone logged an endangered forest so…

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One-Third of English Channel Fish Show Rayon, Polyester Contamination

Photo by Shutterstock Roughly a third of fish caught off the southwest coast of England show traces of “microplastic” contamination from synthetic clothing fibers, polyester…

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FTC Fines Amazon, Macy's, Sears $1.26M for Mislabeling Bamboo Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock Amazon.com, Leon Max, Macy’s, and Sears have agreed to pay a combined $1.26 million in fines after the Federal Trade Commission charged them with marketing…

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Tencel: A Soft and Silky Alternative to Cotton

Photo by Yarmee on Etsy TENCEL \ˈten ˈsil\ n. 1 a: The trademarked brand name for lyocell, a natural cellulosic fiber with excellent moisture absorption and an exceptionally silky…

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