Fashion & Textiles

The fashion industry is increasingly striving to be more sustainable. Brands are opting for more sustainable materials including man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCFs) and responsibly sourced natural rubber. In fact, MMCFs are the fastest growing fibre in global fibre production - but sadly 50% are sourced from non certified forests. This threatens all forests including valuable ancient and endangered areas, leaving them vulnerable to deforestation and illegal logging.

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A world where forest and fashion can coexist

FSC certification is a vital tool that can help protect forests worldwide and our Fashion Forever Green Pact is a call for the fashion industry—brands, retailers and manufacturers alike—to take immediate action to ensure responsible sourcing on behalf of the world’s forests. Learn more.

FSC and Textiles: Sourcing Tree Fibers Sustainably

Renewable tree fibres are ideal for a broad range of applications including clothing, bed linens, carpets, and even tire manufacturing. But there is a catch: forest-based textiles aren’t necessarily sustainable unless they are sourced from a responsibly managed forest and supply chain. Learn about FSC-certified textiles and the role they can plan in safeguarding the world's forests.

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Take Action Today

  • Sign the Fashion Forever Green Pact

    Sign the Fashion Forever Green Pact and pledge to take immediate action to responsibly source.

  • Source FSC-certified materials, packaging and labels

    Source FSC-certified materials, packaging and labels - find a supplier now.

  • Share your commitment to sustainability

    Share your commitment to sustainability and FSC-certified materials by labelling your garments and packaging, and include the FSC logo in marketing and advertising efforts. . Be sure to educate your staff and partners about your efforts as well.

  • Already sourcing FSC-certified materials?

    Share your commitment with consumers today by promoting with FSC. Learn more about FSC’s promotional license.

Fashion Trailblazers

Hunter Original Forest Tall Boot
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Hunter Boots

Heritage-brand sourcing rubber sustainably

For British heritage-brand, Hunter, natural rubber, from the sap of rubber trees, is its most important raw material. Hunter launched it's first FSC-certified boots, FSC-certified iterations of its iconic, 100% waterproof Original Tall and Original Short Wellington boot, in 2020. This FSC-certified collection forms part of Hunter’s wider Hunter Protect strategy, which includes a commitment to ensure all Hunter rubber footwear is certified by 2025.

Hunter is committed to sourcing all products responsibly and sustainably. This means ensuring safe and fair working conditions and reducing the brand’s carbon footprint. Protecting the world and upholding human and labour rights is essential to Hunter’s future strategy.


Danish fashion brand launches FSC-certified clothing

In 2019 Masai became the first ever Danish fashion brand to gain FSC certification. 

It is one thing for Masai’s paper goods to be FSC certified, but the fact that the brand’s wood-based textiles are now also certified is such a significant achievement in the brand’s overall sustainability and CSR strategy because large parts of Masai’s collections are made from wood-based viscose fibres.

Their first FSC-certified collection launched in 2020, and they are aiming to FSC-certify all of their viscose by 2025.

Masai hold FSC chain of custody certification and source from FSC-certified suppliers.

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