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Yarn’n launches eco-friendly toilet tissue to promote sustainability and indigenous culture

Australian First Nations-owned company introduced 100% recycled toilet tissue, supporting sustainable forestry and indigenous education

Yarn’n, an Australian First Nations-owned company, has introduced a 100 percent recycled toilet tissue made exclusively from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests. In a media release, the company emphasized its manufacturing processes prioritize resource conservation, utilizing 50% less water and 90% less energy compared to traditional methods.

The company highlighted that this commitment not only minimizes environmental impact but also promotes sustainable forestry practices that respect indigenous peoples’ rights and protect local wildlife. In 2023, Yarn’n attained FSC Promotional Licence Holder status, further solidifying its dedication to combatting biodiversity loss and climate change through responsible sourcing practices.

Lane Stockton, CEO and founder of Yarn’n, stated: “We depend on forests, and by doing all we can to protect and steward them, we all profit”.

The newly launched toilet paper features artwork inspired by First Nations cultures, with rolls displaying totems, artist profiles, and dreamtime stories, promoting and preserving indigenous languages and traditions across Australia. Yarn’n has also partnered with Yalari, directing 50% of its profits to support First Nations education.

Yalari, founded by Waverley Stanley AM and Llew Mullins, provides educational and leadership opportunities for indigenous youth, empowering them to create positive change within their communities.

Melanie Robertson, CEO of FSC ANZ, praised Yarn’n’s holistic approach: “Their support for FSC plays a crucial role in nurturing healthy, thriving forests, which are vital for communities and biodiversity worldwide”.

In July, Yarn’n is unveiling new artwork by Bayley Mifsud, a descendant of the Peek and Kirrae Whurrong clans of the Mar Nation in Warrnambool, Southwest Victoria. The artwork, known as “Kapa Ngoonang – Sunset”, is reported to evoke a profound connection to her homeland and local community.

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