Is all hope lost? No, not at all. There are many brands who are actively working to combat this pressing issue head on.
From wrapping paper to biomaterials like nanocellulose, Sappi is a leading global producer of dissolving pulp and daily biobased products made from renewable resources.
They’ve been contributing to development for decades and have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2008. Sappi Verve’s sustainability manager, Krelyne Andrew, reveals why. “Our mission is to be a reliable, accessible, and forward-thinking collaborator. We ensure that all of the advantages of healthy forests are preserved for people and the world by encouraging sustainable and creative approaches to forest management. Conservation of biodiversity is a cornerstone of our land management strategy.”
Furthermore, Kering unveiled a dedicated biodiversity plan in July 2020, along with a set of new goals aimed at achieving a “net positive” effect on biodiversity by 2025. The “Kering for Nature Fund: 1 Million Hectares for the Planet” was established to aid the fashion industry’s transformation to regenerative agriculture. Additionally, INDIGENOUS, a company that advocates “clean and fair trade wear,” was built on the principle of climate justice. Indigenous people control or manage around a fifth of the world’s landmass and are responsible for protecting more than 70% of the planet’s existing biodiversity. Indigenous cultures must be included as a pillar of the dialogue when it comes to preserving habitats on the globe. Last but not least, more than 60 CEOs from the industry’s top firms, representing more than 200 brands, have formed the Fashion Pact, which is focused on the collective action needed to deliver solutions to a global scale.