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FSC Forest Stewardship Council ® · Friday, 25. April 2014 - Coming soon to your wardrobe: H&M announces FSC certified raw materials

FSC Forest Stewardship Council ® · Friday, 25. April 2014 - Coming soon to your wardrobe: H&M announces FSC certified raw materials | Transparency and traceability of supply chains | Scoop.it
Choosing what to wear just got easier! International fashion chain H&M has announced its commitment to use fabrics made from tree fibers that come from sustainable sources – ensuring they do not originate from endangered or ancient forests.
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Fibre certification is such a standard in forest industries that when a fashion giant starts using wood fibres, they can't go around the certification. And still, no progress in getting their cotton/wool certified.

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The Life and Times of a Sirloin Steak

The Life and Times of a Sirloin Steak | Transparency and traceability of supply chains | Scoop.it
Required labels listing the origins of meat cause an international feud
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The food industry struggles with the current US legislation about having to keep track of meat origin.

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The dark side of denim

The dark side of denim | Transparency and traceability of supply chains | Scoop.it
Solid waste from garment factories supplying Gap and Levis is being dumped and burned, untreated liquid waste - dark blue dye - is being poured into the Caledon River - polluting drinking water and...
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About textile industry

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There is a secret ingredient in your burgers: wood pulp

There is a secret ingredient in your burgers: wood pulp | Transparency and traceability of supply chains | Scoop.it
There may be more fiber in your food than you realized. Burger King, McDonald's and other fast food companies list in the ingredients of several of their foods, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) or “powdered cellulose” as components of their menu items. Or, in plain English, wood pulp. The emulsion-stabilizing, cling-improving, anti-caking substance operates under multiple aliases, ranging from...
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Finally food industry uses a raw material for which sustainability certification systems exist. Too bad they are doing it secretly so that they have no incentive to source from certified suppliers.

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Making Sustainable Cotton Mainstream: The Better Cotton Initiative

Making Sustainable Cotton Mainstream: The Better Cotton Initiative | Transparency and traceability of supply chains | Scoop.it
From small-holder farms in the developing world to major brands like Levi Strauss, the Better Cotton Initiative seeks to make sustainable cotton mainstream.
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An update of the current status of creating a global cotton certificate. The process would benefit from a stronger support from NGOs and consumers.

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