Friday, 19 July 2019
Steady growth of FSC certificates in the textiles sector
FSC certification in the textiles sector has seen unprecedented growth, with 60 new chain of custody certificates issued in 2018 alone.
This is partly due to the increase in brands committing to sourcing responsible manmade cellulosic fibres and the influence of the CanopyStyle campaign.
In the first half of 2019 alone, 33 new manufacturers obtained FSC certification. In total, 136 textiles companies have become FSC certified worldwide between 2014 and June 2019.
While Italy, China and India remain the leaders in FSC-certified textiles due to their number of certificates, Turkey has strongly embraced FSC this year.
Four leading companies in the sector recently got certified: Modasan, Yilmazipek, Kıvanç Textile and Sanko Textile. These companies follow in the footsteps of Karsu Textile, the first Turkish textile company to receive its FSC certificate in 2017.