CBC: Big fashion brands join B.C. group’s efforts to halt destruction of endangered forests

March 1, 2017. Originally published and aired in CBC As It Happens.

Major clothing brands like Timberland, Vans, Nautica and The North Face say they will no longer make products derived from ancient, endangered forests.

VF Corporation — which owns more than 30 apparel brands including Wrangler jeans, Vans footwear and JanSport backpacks — announced Monday it will no longer buy pulp from “sources that contribute to the loss of ancient and endangered forests or rights taken from Indigenous people and local communities.”

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