The New York Times: Waste Not, if You Want to Help Secure the Future of the Planet

“The second and third most common textile fibers are already made from plants — cotton and viscose rayon.

Most viscose rayon is made from wood pulp, but the process of making it typically uses so many chemicals in such vast quantities that some experts said it shouldn’t really count as a natural plant fiber.

Additionally, traditional rayon production has been linked to harmful forestry practices. The Rainforest Action Network has found that about 120 million trees from existing forests are cut down for textiles every year.” (Read More)