In addition to cotton, another thread in Xinjiang’s supply chain creates a new hook for global textile companies

In addition to cotton, another thread in Xinjiang’s supply chain creates a new hook for global textile companies



Nestled among forests and icy lakes, a 54-year-old factory in the tiny Finnish village of Uimaharju produces pulp from the dense forests that cover the country. It’s a world away from the clothing stores of Helsinki, Hong Kong and New York – and even further away from the vast deserts and state-owned factories of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The thread that connects them all is a soft, silky fiber called viscose. Made from cellulose, viscose or viscose, it is the third in the world.

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Nestled among forests and icy lakes, a 54-year-old factory in the tiny Finnish village of Uimaharju produces pulp from the dense forests that cover the country. It’s a world away from the clothing stores of Helsinki, Hong Kong and New York – and even further away from the vast deserts and state-owned factories of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The thread that connects them all is a soft, silky fiber called viscose. Made from cellulose, viscose or viscose, it is the third in the world.

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