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An Oxford-based campaign group that works to achieve a “deforestation-free global economy” has published a detailed report highlighting links between the leather industry and deforestation in Amazon regions of Brazil, reports Leatherbiz.
As VF Corp announced that it will halt all orders for leathers from Brazil until the Amazon fires cease, other fashion and footwear brands, including French luxury conglomerate LVMH, are raising funds to help raise awareness and stop the blazes. Reports by ILM.
A row over the environmental policies of new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, is affecting the country’s leather industry, writes Leatherbiz.
The BBC web site reports that Amazon has filed a patent for massive flying warehouses equipped with fleets of drones that deliver goods to key locations.
Amazon has reported sales surge of 31 per cent in the latest quarter ending on June 30.
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