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Rayon (much modified from wood fibre)
Could it be an alternative to cotton, that oh-so-comfortable-but-most-polluting-and-worse fibre crop?
Grasim, an Aditya Birla enterprise, produces a large fraction (24%?) of the world’s production of rayon. The process of converting wood pulp into Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) uses caustic soda in large quantities.