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Forests for Fashion initiative sets new trends

Forests for Fashion initiative sets new trends

Mar 15 2019 To showcase the innovative potential of sustainably produced forest fibres, our Forests for Fashion Initiative participated in the largest global meeting on the environment: the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly. From 10-15 March, an exhibit of stunning and innovative clothes made by...

PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training in Myanmar - Focus on Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System

PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training in Myanmar - Focus on Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System

Mar 12 2019 Auditors from around Southeast Asia are invited to join our Chain of Custody auditor training session, with a special focus on the Due Diligence System (DDS) for sourcing from smallholders. The training takes place in Yangon, Myanmar, 2-3 May, with an optional field trip and demonstration audit...

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Mar 01 2019 Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize! For the...

Aragotruf chooses PEFC for ensuring the origin of the black truffle

Aragotruf chooses PEFC for ensuring the origin of the black truffle

Feb 22 2019 By Oscar Cagigos Uhalte, Manager of Aragotruf Aragotruf is dedicated to the cultivation of truffles in all its stages – from the plant nursery where we prepare trees for producing the precious mushrooms, until the production, transformation and commercialisation of the black truffle and other...

Help protect forests and prove it with PEFC

Help protect forests and prove it with PEFC

Feb 19 2019 Consumers and public and private organizations are increasingly requesting forest products from sustainably managed forests. But how can they be sure about the origin of the products they buy? The answer is PEFC Chain of Custody certification. PEFC forest certification demonstrates that forests...

Thai tradition and sustainability play a leading role in María Lafuente’s new collection

Thai tradition and sustainability play a leading role in María Lafuente’s new collection

Feb 13 2019 The Spanish fashion designer María Lafuente presented her new, retro-futuristic collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by Thai nature, culture, textile handicraft and architecture, the collection called ‘Fah-Pratan’ (‘A gift from heaven’) presents a sustainable...

In a forest, we can enjoy and learn to understand nature

In a forest, we can enjoy and learn to understand nature

Feb 08 2019 This February, we hear from Kyoko Harada, the winner of our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kyoko explains how forests help her to escape from her daily routine and why she loves to take her family to the forest. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and...

PEFC-certified hardwood first choice for construction expert

PEFC-certified hardwood first choice for construction expert

Jan 31 2019 As Director and co-founder of the Australian design and construction company Cadence and Co, Darren Mills is familiar with advising clients on building materials. For the stables on his own Northern Sydney property, he selected Weathertex’s PEFC-certified Weathergroove timber panels. The stables...

PEFC turns 20!

PEFC turns 20!

Jan 21 2019 2019 is a very special year for the PEFC family as together we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Before the birth of PEFC, forest certification was designed primarily for large-scale forest owners, managing huge areas of land and able to shoulder the burden of certification. But this meant the...

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Jan 17 2019 PEFC invites stakeholders globally to nominate candidates for the Certification Body Requirements for Chain of Custody Revision Working Group and for our newly established permanent Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. To nominate a candidate to participate in one of these working groups,...