. This fabric is hailed as ‘eco-friendly.’ The rainforest tells a different story. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC – Viscose rayon is used in clothing ranging from couture dresses to t-shirts to sportswear. It has been touted as eco-friendly because it comes from a renewable resource: trees.

But it is also among the products that have driven the destruction of rainforest in Indonesia. The plantations built on the cleared land create a continuous supply of new wood or goods like palm oil, often from a single species of tree.

Read about the impact of deforestation on native communities, emissions, and ecosystems at NBC News.

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