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Top fashion houses take steps to preserve Indonesia’s rainforest

December 9th, 2009

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

If you are lucky enough to afford fashion goodies from top designers, you must also love swinging down the street with their logo-emblazoned paper bags. Versace, Prada, Valentino — they’re among the look-at-me labels telling passersby you’ve won the holiday jackpot.

Paper and pulp producers are taking a toll on Indonesia's rainforest

Paper and pulp producers are taking a toll on Indonesia's rainforest

Would you be so flashy with those bags if you knew they had destroyed a piece of the delicate Indonesian rainforest?

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Amazon deforestation and your shoes

August 14th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

When we put our shoes on, we don’t really think about where they’ve been before they got to us.

Most likely, they were manufactured somewhere overseas, China or Vietnam perhaps, then shipped to the United States. But where did the material used to manufacture them come from? Are your shoes made of leather? If so, there’s a chance they’re contributing to climate change — and the illegal destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

Greenpeace International says rainforests are being needlessly lost not just to the meat trade but to the leather industry, as cattle ranches expand illegally in Brazilian Amazon region.

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