NOW Toronto: Ralph Lauren and “Fashion 15” Targeted For Plantation Rayon

“Nice shirt? Is that rayon? A report released earlier this month by Rainforest Action Network (RNA) connects tree-pulp-based fabrics like rayon, viscose and modal to decades of human rights abuses. The org isn’t calling out abuses at the factory level, but on the front lines of the plantations from which rayon suppliers get the pulp to make their silky fibres. It’s targeting Ralph Lauren and “the Fashion 15″ to clean up their supply chains and make sure they’re free of deforestation and rights violations.”

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