Innovation & Trends

Monthly News Roundup 1.1

CO explores the sustainability stories making the news this month and offers practical steps to help you address the key issues facing the industry.

1. VF Corporation boycotts Brazilian Leather

The forest fires that are raging across Brazil have shone a spotlight on Brazil’s bovine leather exports which accounted for $1.44 billion in 2018.  

As a result of the crisis, VF Corporation, the US holding company of Timberland, Vans, Kipling and the North Face, announced on 26th August that they will stop purchasing leather from Brazil. With Brazilian leather only accounting for 5% of their supply chain the move is largely symbolic. However, VF …

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective