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Some of Fashion’s Biggest Names Linked to Amazon Deforestation

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Growing demand for affordable leather is exacerbating deforestation in the Amazon, and some of the world’s biggest fashion companies might be driving the region closer to the tipping point of “irreversible ecosystem collapse,” a new report says. A deep dive into international customs data by advocacy groups Stand.earth and Slow Factory found that more than…

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