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Ralph Lauren Gets Stricter on Sustainable Sourcing

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Ralph Lauren is stepping up its sustainability commitment with a stricter sourcing initiative.

The American retailer created a new policy on the use of wood-based fabrics, including rayon and viscose. As the company continues to develop purchasing guidelines for raw materials, the new policy will prevent Ralph Lauren from sourcing wood-based fabrics that are connected to deforestation and unethical labor.

“We’ve already communicated our commitment to our vendors,” Ralph Lauren SVP of global manufacturing and sourcing Halide Alagoz said. “We believe this initiative demonstrates Ralph Lauren’s commitment to the environment with responsible and traceable sourcing, which we believe will create a positive impact on ecosystems and global communities.”

Read more at Sourcing Journal.