• Climate change,  Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    Fashion brands linked to deforestation in Amazonia

    Stand.Earth has recently published a research on the link between the fashion industry and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Using public and government data, the survey shows how the supply of leather from fashion brands represents an existential climate risk for the world, the Amazon rainforest and indigenous communities. The cattle industry is linked to the availability of forests. A World Resources Institute’s study found that from 2001 to 2015 cattle was responsible for 36% of global tree cover loss. Cattle replaced nearly double the forest area of ​​all other assets combined (soy, palm oil, rubber, coconut, coffee, wood fiber). By analyzing the tracking of leather exported by the…