Through a philanthropic donation from the Tapestry Foundation, the US fashion group entrusts WWF with 3 million dollars to work on tools to help trace Brazilian leather. The focus, ça va sans dire, is to ensure that finished materials are not linked to deforestation practices in the Amazon and Cerrado. Among the objectives of the donation is the establishment of DCF (deforestation and land conversion) certification standards. But also support for reforestation projects and support for the needs of local communities.
Donation to WWF
“Our partnership with WWF is an example of the collaboration needed to tackle climate change,” claims Anne Gates, chairman of the board of Tapestry and a member of the board of the Tapestry Foundation. The US group controls Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, as is well known. But the work to be done with these 3 million is not self-referential, explain the parent company. The intention is to aggregate organisations and stakeholders to build “a cross-sector coalition capable of meeting the challenge with the necessary investment, expertise and scale”.
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