The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure Fabrics Not Damaging Forests and Lives

RAN’s “Out of Fashion” campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. …

Brihannala Morgan, RAN senior forest campaigner, said Ralph Lauren had no way to trace its wood pulp sources before adopting this policy which the environmental group helped develop.

“Ralph Lauren’s new policy sends a signal to producers in countries like Indonesia, where the production of pulp for fabrics has been devastating to indigenous and forest-dependent communities,” RAN said in a statement. (read more)