March 2, 2013 - Guardian Environment - Cattle ranches are threatening the Amazon thanks to our love of luxury leather goods. But, reports Lucy Siegle, Brazil's forests could have an unlikely ally: Gucci ...
... the more I see of the (fashion) industry, the more I am convinced the supply chain has become so confused that brands genuinely don't know where their raw materials are from.... Currently the luxury market is the key growth area in the fashion industry, so it's vital that this sector engages with ethical issues.
"This is the future of quality fashion and credible brands," says Livia Firth. "Taking responsibility for the supply chain from beginning to end. I think that's a beautiful thing." http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation
August 26, 2013 Mongabay
85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSTITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html
"ALMA" is a journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about the global industrial economy http://sco.lt/6oWcMr