Score Natural Fibres Fairly – IWTO Responds to Green Claims Consultation

Every type of fiber should receive an equitable environmental assessment. In order to accomplish this goal, rating methodologies must address any inherent prejudice against natural fibers, as emphasized by the International Wool Textile Organization during their input into the upcoming European legislation in a consultation with lawmakers. The stakes are high: the risk of losing credibility with consumers. Although a standardized method for evaluating the environmental impact of products is desirable, it is essential that the system is both significant and precise. Only then can it fulfil its purpose of correctly identifying genuinely sustainable products, as underscored by IWTO. IWTO responded to a consultation that was part of a wider initiative being developed by the European Commission. The initiative will lead to legislation on the environmental claims companies will be allowed to make about their products and services. Ensuring a level playing field for natural fibres The wool industry

By |2023-10-26T12:38:45+02:00September 23rd, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on Score Natural Fibres Fairly – IWTO Responds to Green Claims Consultation

Sustainability Ratings for Apparel Must Improve

Merino wool sheep in South Africa Reviewers of a leading environmental impact tool for apparel find that its systems must improve, or it risks producing misleading results. A number of environmental impact tools have been developed in recent years.  These tools aim to measure the environmental footprint of apparel products. One such tool is the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Material Sustainability Index (MSI). It is one of the suite of tools in the Higg Index. Dr Stephen Wiedemann and Dr Kalinda Watson of Integrity AG & Environment (Australia) reviewed the MSI with specific reference to fabrics made from natural fibres, making several key recommendations. These recommendations would bring the Higg tool into alignements with ISO standards, and establish a level playing field for rating both natural and syntheric fibres. Read the full review in the peer-reviewed journal Sustainability. Where the MSI Needs to Improve In their review, Drs Wiedemann

By |2020-11-09T10:42:46+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog, News|Comments Off on Sustainability Ratings for Apparel Must Improve
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