How sustainable fashion is driving growth for Sappi

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The Textile, Footwear and Clothing Master Plan, intends to increase the proportion of locally produced fashion sold in stores.
The Textile, Footwear and Clothing Master Plan, intends to increase the proportion of locally produced fashion sold in stores.

Pulp and paper producer Sappi says it has seen a rise in demand for sustainable fibre made from wood, as the textile industry shifts its focus to more environmentally friendly sources. 

The JSE-listed company produces dissolving pulp from trees, that is used to manufacture textiles and other products, including pharmaceuticals and household cleaning tools.

Sappi, founded in 1936, began producing dissolving wood pulp in 1989, after it acquired Saiccor Mill in KwaZulu-Natal.

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