Wool key contributor to biodiversity loss and climate change by Fibre2Fashion

The news and industry intelligence publisher Fibre2Fashion reports on the findings of a report by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) investigating the impact of wool.

The report found that wool:

  • is a key contributor to biodiversity loss and climate change
  • Wool clothing comes with a heavy price tag of greenhouse gas emissions, land use, biodiversity loss and pollution.
  • Wool uses 367 times more land per bale than cotton, and the chemically intensive process of cleaning shorn wool kills aquatic life and pollutes waterways
  • There’s nothing natural about this inefficient, unsustainable and exploitative industry.

“There’s a groundswell of truly sustainable and inspiring material out there, but cutting through the wool industry’s well-funded mythology is no easy task,” says Joshua Katcher, founder of the CIRCUMFAUNA initiative and co-author of the report.

The report based its findings on available data from the Higg Material Sustainability Index (MSI), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Australian and US government agency reports, industry sources and scientific papers.

Read Fibre2Fashion’s review here: https://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/wool-key-contributor-to-biodiversity-loss-climate-change-report-277996-newsdetails.htm

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