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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.
Footwear brand Ugg, part of Deckers Brands, has unveiled new long-term social and environmental sustainability commitments with the launch of a new ‘Feel Good’ platform dedicated to people and the planet.
The leather industry has reacted with disappointment over the Sustainable Apparel Coalitions (SAC) response to its joint letter which called for the suspension of the score it applies to leather in its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), reports ILM
One year since its launch by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Fashion Pact membership has doubled to over 60 signatories, covering multiple sectors and 14 countries. Together they represent over 200 brands and a third of the fashion industry.
One4Leather write we, as people, have become more aware of our environmental footprint through the years. The global consumption of our resources has edged us closer to a point where depletion of our planet’s resources is a tangible risk and we look towards alternatives in order to stem the tide. Leather has a part to play in that.