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Farming has been blamed, incorrectly, for a large part of our global carbon footprint. Recent insights and data have shown us that the truth is quite different, and agriculture actually plays a vital part in regenerating the earth which we have exhausted. Various programs have already been successful, and shoe brand Timberland is now taking the leap by investing in ranches that are regenerative in nature. Ruminants play a vital part in that system, writes One 4 Leather.
Independent Analyst, Veronics Bates Kassatly, has issued a statement on the reply of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) about the Higg Index score on leather and the methodology employed.. Here is what she had to say:
Secretary General of Cotance, Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano is pleased to invite all our affiliates, friends and stakeholders to join us on the afternoon of December 1st, 2020 (Brussels time) in Tele-Conference where we will present the 2nd Social & Environmental Report of the European Leather Industry. There you will learn about the progress of our industry in its quest for sustainability.
This year has been one hell of a roller coaster for hide prices. We entered 2020 in a buoyant mood, with renewed optimism that followed two years of flat leather sales and decreasing cured and wet-blue prices. The thinking was that maybe a corner had been turned, writes theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks.
Leather Naturally is one of the co-signatories requesting that the Higg index MSI score for leather be suspended pending a review of the underlying methodologies and data. In the same letter, the leather industry is offering support to Higg Index and welcomes the opportunity to discuss the basis for the score, to provide the necessary data and assist with the development of appropriate methodologies, to address its shortcomings.
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