The palm oil in your moisturiser, the viscose in the lining of your jacket, the rubber in the sole of your shoe and the paper in your notebook; all these daily staples come from trees. Trees are a valuable part of our ecosystems, but ancient forests are being destroyed or cleared for industrial plantations (e.g. palm oil plantations). Our Forest Friendly edit helps you shop products that use materials derived from sustainably managed forests or that use palm oil alternatives.
What you can do
- Check for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mark on packaging, paper and timber products
- Support fashion brands with the Canopy Style pledge
- Buy food and beauty products which are palm oil free (e.g. Selfridges Selection) or contain certified sustainable palm oil
Did you know?
1 in 4 people globally are dependent on forests for their livelihoods and trees produce 28% of the oxygen we breathe.