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Forests are more than just pretty sights. They're extremely important for the world's climate. They're home to a major portion of the world's species and play an essential role in balancing out the Earth's atmosphere, especially in this time of climate change.

Did You Know?

About a third of the CO2 released from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by forests every year,1 which is why they've been nicknamed "Earth's lungs."

Viscose, rayon, lyocell, and modal are all part of the cellulose fibre family. They are made from a dissolved paper pulp, also called wood pulp, derived from forests around the world.

Research conducted by the Canopy organization shows that:
- More than 150 million trees are cut down each year and turned into cellulosic fabric. Placed end to end, these trees would circle the Earth's equator 7 times.
- Less than 20% of the world's ancient forests remain in intact zones that are large enough to maintain biodiversity.2

Additionally, the manufacturing of some cellulosic fabrics requires an aggressive chemical process that uses lot of water and fossil fuel.

In order to do our part to fight the deterioration of forest ecosystems, we have been collaborating with the Canopy organization since 2014 and favour using fabrics that ensure the protection of ancient and endangered forests.

TENCELTM Lyocell

TENCELTM Lyocell is a cellulosic fibre produced by the Austrian firm Lenzing. Biodegradable and compostable, this fabric is made from wood pulp that comes from certified and controlled sources. In fact, all the wood and pulp that's used is harvested in certified forests according to sustainable forest management standards. TENCELTM Lyocell is made using a closed-loop production process, meaning that the water and solvents are reused every time. This way, nothing is wasted, contaminated, or thrown away!

Sources: HIGG MSI3 comparing TENCELTM Lyocell to conventional lyocell

TENCELTM Modal

TENCELTM Modal is also a fibre derived from wood pulp that's harvested at the hearts of forests that respect sustainable forest management standards. It's biodegradable and compostable.

Sources: HIGG MSI3 comparing TENCELTM Modal to conventional modal

LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM Viscose

LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM Viscose fibres have an environmental impact that's significantly reduced compared to their conventional equivalent. Made from wood pulp that comes from certified and controlled sources, they help to ensure the protection of ancient and endangered forests throughout the world.

Sources: HIGG MSI3 comparing LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM Viscose to conventional viscose

Vision, the environmental benefits of LENZING ECOVERO viscose
Eco-friendly knit polo Eco-friendly knit polo
Le 31

Eco-friendly knit polo

$50.00

Stretch lyocell chinos London fit-Slim straight Stretch lyocell chinos London fit-Slim straight
Le 31

Stretch lyocell chinos
London fit-Slim straight

$79.00

Eco-friendly viscose mandarin-collar tunic Eco-friendly viscose mandarin-collar tunic
Icône

Eco-friendly viscose mandarin-collar tunic

$59.00

Eco-friendly lyocell paper-bag pant Eco-friendly lyocell paper-bag pant
Icône

Eco-friendly lyocell paper-bag pant

$79.00

Accent-bow gaucho jumpsuit Accent-bow gaucho jumpsuit
Twik

Accent-bow gaucho jumpsuit

$59.00

Ruffled and ribbed cami Ruffled and ribbed cami
Twik

Ruffled and ribbed cami

$25.00

Retro stripe camp shirt Retro stripe camp shirt
Le 31

Retro stripe camp shirt

$59.00

Mediterranean-accent fluid shirt Mediterranean-accent fluid shirt
Le 31

Mediterranean-accent fluid shirt

$59.00

Light twill tunic shirt Light twill tunic shirt
Contemporaine

Light twill tunic shirt

$79.00

Foliage openwork sweater Foliage openwork sweater
Contemporaine

Foliage openwork sweater

$39.00

Patterned button-up midi skirt Patterned button-up midi skirt
Contemporaine

Patterned button-up midi skirt

$79.00

Deckchair stripe shirt Modern fit Deckchair stripe shirt Modern fit
Le 31

Deckchair stripe shirt
Modern fit

$50.00

Floral poetry button-up dress Floral poetry button-up dress
Contemporaine

Floral poetry button-up dress

$99.00

Contrast-stripe sweater Contrast-stripe sweater
Contemporaine

Contrast-stripe sweater

$39.00

All-over print camp shirt Comfort fit All-over print camp shirt Comfort fit
Le 31

All-over print camp shirt
Comfort fit

$59.00

Eco-friendly knit polo Eco-friendly knit polo
Le 31

Eco-friendly knit polo

$50.00

Half-button shirt Modern fit Half-button shirt Modern fit
Le 31

Half-button shirt
Modern fit

$50.00

Eco-friendly viscose crossover-neck maxi dress Eco-friendly viscose crossover-neck maxi dress
Icône

Eco-friendly viscose crossover-neck maxi dress

$79.00

Eco-friendly viscose belted kimono Eco-friendly viscose belted kimono
Icône

Eco-friendly viscose belted kimono

$69.00

Thin-strap jersey jumpsuit Thin-strap jersey jumpsuit
Icône

Thin-strap jersey jumpsuit

$59.00

Crisscrossed open-back tee Crisscrossed open-back tee
Twik

Crisscrossed open-back tee

$25.00

Buckle waist buttoned dress Buckle waist buttoned dress
Twik

Buckle waist buttoned dress

$39.95

Buttoned prairie blouse Buttoned prairie blouse
Twik

Buttoned prairie blouse

$39.00

Bamboo rayon and lyocell summer shirt  Modern fit Bamboo rayon and lyocell summer shirt  Modern fit
Le 31

Bamboo rayon and lyocell summer shirt
Modern fit

$50.00

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Sources:

1https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/forests-and-climate-change

2 https://canopyplanet.org/campaigns/canopystyle/

3 These results were calculated with the help of the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Higg MSI analyzes the impact of materials over their entire life cycle (up until the materials are ready to be assembled into a product). The Higg MSI scores or the calculations of percentages provided here represent only one production step within the scope of the Higg MSI (for example, fibres or raw materials). They do not provide an overall view of the impacts involved in the production of materials. The SAC does not verify the results of users' custom materials. (Higg Materials Sustainability Index, 2020) https://msi.higg.org/page/msi-home

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