Thursday, 16 May 2024
Conversations in Sustainable Fashion

In April, Maggie Abel, Senior Marketing and Engagement Manager for FSC US, attended the Sustainable Fashion Forum conference in Austin, TX. The Sustainable Fashion Forum, a media hub uniting fashion enthusiasts and professionals to foster innovative, sustainable industry solutions, hosts this conference annually.

This 2-day conference featured speakers from of the biggest players in the fashion space, including Everlane and Nordstrom. Presentations and conversations around circularity, next-gen materials, and responsible sourcing were major themes of this conference.

Speaking of next-gen materials and responsible sourcing, did you know that trees can be turned into textiles for apparel? Man-made cellulosic fibers (MMCFs). MMCFs are the fastest growing share in global fiber production. However, over 50% are sourced from uncertified forests, leaving them vulnerable to deforestation and illegal logging.

The best way to shift the fashion industry to an ethical, regenerative, and transparent low-carbon future, is to ensure the forest-based fibers being used are sourced responsibly from sustainably managed forests. The ultimate goal is to couple this with the circular use of fibers to create a truly responsibly and lasting transition. Learn more about how FSC can help with your sustainable fashion initiatives here: or contact us at