LONDON – New research has ranked 100 leading fashion brands including Nike, Costco, Walmart, TJ Maxx, ASOS and Levi’s alongside luxury retailers Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Versace on their responsible viscose production plans and commitments and progress on transparency. The report, released by the Changing Markets Foundation, Fashion Revolution, the Clean Clothes Campaign, Ethical Consumer and WeMove.EU evaluated the global textile and fashion industry on its “transition towards responsible viscose and modal fibre manufacturing.”
Viscose is a ‘cellulose’ or wood-pulp-based fibre, derived from trees such as eucalyptus, beech and pine, as well as plants such as bamboo. Along with other man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCFs), such as lyocell and modal, viscose is the third most used fibre, after polyester and cotton.
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