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Rayon is an extremely popular fabric, and is used by most major clothing brands. It’s made by a complex chemical process, but at the beginning it starts with wood chips, which
are turned into a product called dissolving pulp. Like all products that come from trees, this wood may be obtained by sustainable forestry practices. But in some cases,
deforestation is woven into its very fibers.
The rainforests of Indonesia have been experiencing large-scale deforestation over the course of the past decade. According to Global Forest Watch, the country lost over 15
million hectares (60,000 square miles) of tree cover between 2001 and 2013. On the island of Sumatra, one of the major contributors to deforestation is the expansion of wood
pulping giant Toba Pulp Lestari, whose products are used to make both paper goods and textiles.