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Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015

US brands under-fire over fibre sourcing

Written by John Mowbray

deposit photos copyright Artanika

NEW YORK - US luxury apparel brand Ralph Lauren was this week targeted by NGO activists who claim links between the manufacture of Ralph Lauren clothing and forest destruction. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is calling on Ralph Lauren and 14 other high profile apparel brands to use only forest-friendly fabrics in their clothing pieces, with other companies being targeted including Prada, LVMH, Michael Kors, Guess, L Brands and Forever 21. All are being called on by RAN to "take responsibility for their supply chains, identify and eliminate bad actors, and develop strong, time bound commitments to protect forests and human rights."