LONDON – An ambitious vision for man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCF), such as viscose, modal and lyocell, to create a more sustainable textile industry has been outlined in a new report from two international sustainability non-profits – Forum for the Future and Textile Exchange.

Entitled ‘MMCF 30: Envisioning the Future of Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres’, it says these fibres have “huge untapped potential” for building resilience in the global textile industry.

The report points out that MMCF is the second biggest cellulosic fibre group after cotton and says it could contribute to realising circular fashion, regenerating ecosystems, providing vital carbon sinks, and increasing community resilience and prosperity.