By  on June 29, 2010

The Natural Resources Defense Council believes the apparel industry’s efforts to lower its environmental impact will require brands and retailers to look further down their supply chains to become more familiar with, and ultimately take more responsibility for, their suppliers at the fabric level.

The NRDC’s interest in the textile sector came about in 2007 after it opened an office in Beijing tasked with tackling pollution issues in the country. Linda Greer, director of the NRDC’s health and environment program, traveled to China late that year to assess the nation’s leading polluters and ways in which the NRDC could work with companies and the Chinese government to lower their environmental impact. The NRDC is a nonprofit environmental protection organization founded in 1970 that now employs a staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and policy experts.

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