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Next Generation Wood-Based Textiles Offer Northern Forest Market Development Opportunities

By Christine McGowan, VSJF

The potential for wood to replace plastic in woven and nonwoven textiles is progressing rapidly, offering new market development opportunities across the Northern Forest region, according to a new Market Opportunity Assessment commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF).

Forest to Fiber: Next-Generation Pathways for Vermont and Regional Leadership in Wood-Based Fiber and Textiles, explores some of the emerging technologies and markets that show promise for using pulp grade wood to replace oil-based plastics.

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