Even though our main raw material is cotton, we are aware of the growing use of forest-based fabrics in apparel supply chains. We work with the environmental non-profit organization Canopy to address the sustainable production of forest-based fabrics, including man-made cellulosic fabrics made from dissolving pulp (rayon, viscose, lyocell and modal).
As part of our G-Star Materials policy, we aim to eliminate any wood-based fibres from:
- Illegally logged sources
- Ancient and endangered forests, Including Indonesia’s Rainforests, Coastal Temperate Rainforests of North America, Canada and Russia’s Boreal Forest, and rainforests in Africa
- Any endangered species as listed in the IUCN Red List as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable
To reach this, G-Star gives preference to recycled and FSC certified wood products.
G-Star joined the environmental organisation Canopy in an initiative to encourage the fashion industry to avoid sourcing fabrics from ancient and endangered forests, together with a growing list of international clothing brands, retailers and designers. Read more about Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Fashion campaign here.