Your Guilt-Free Guide To Last-Minute Holiday Shopping That Won't Kill The Rainforest
Huffington Post - 2 months
By Philip Rothrock
This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace
Have you seen Gucci's retro "Jackie" bags, patterned after one of Jackie Kennedy's favorites?
They're not only lovely, but they're made of "deforestation-free" leather.
That's a pretty big deal, because cattle ranchers are chopping forests by the football field to produce beef and leather, which is one reason agriculture generates almost 30% of all greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide.
In the past decade, scores of companies have committed to delivering "deforestation-free" commodities, and some are already making good on their promises, while others seem to be making an honest effort to do so.
But there's a new front opening, as Canadian boutique owner Cathy Reid recently found after receiving a holiday shipment of nightgowns.
"Some of the nighties are classic cotton flannel," she wrote on her blog. "Others are silky fabrics, soft and cozy, perfect for the cooler nights in November."
But then a c
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