How Fashion is Linked to Deforestation

Some of the world's largest fashion brands, including Zara and even LVMH have been linked to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest due to cattle farming, which includes the procurement of  leather.  Cattle farming is the single largest driver of deforestation. 

This is why the Morphbag plants trees for every product sold. Reforestation of the Amazon Rainforest helps restore the lungs of our Mother Earth

We are committed to helping raise awareness of the role the fashion industry and leather industry has when it comes to deforestation.  

Why we must protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest 

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The Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. It is home to thousands of plant and animal species. The rainforest is also an important source of oxygen and water for the planet.

Some of the reasons why it is important to protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest include:

  1. The Amazon Rainforest is a critically important environmental asset.  It is home to more than 50% of all species of trees and plants in the world, and it stores more carbon than any other place on Earth.
  2. The Amazon Rainforest is an essential part of the global climate system. It helps to regulate the Earth's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
  3. The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth.  The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has increased exponentially in recent years.  


The Importance of Biodiversity in the Amazon

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Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. It is essential to our planet's health and well-being, as it provides a range of resources and benefits to humans, including food, water, clean air, and climate stability. The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, with more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. The rainforest is also a critical carbon storehouse, holding more than twice as much carbon as all of the world's forests combined. The Amazon Rainforest is under threat from deforestation, climate change, and other factors. We must protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest to ensure its long-term sustainability and importance to humanity.


Threats to Biodiversity

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The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and is home to an incredible variety of animals and plants. However, threats to biodiversity are increasingly becoming a concern.

One threat to biodiversity is deforestation. Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest is caused primarily by the growth of agriculture, logging, and mining. Deforestation is also caused by the clearing of land for pasture or for the construction of roads and other infrastructure.

Another threat to biodiversity is the spread of invasive species. Invasive species can damage or destroy ecosystems by displacing native species, altering food webs, or altering the climate.

Other threats to biodiversity include pollution, climate change, and animal poaching. Pollution from factories and vehicles


What You Can Do to Protect Biodiversity in the Amazon 

There are a number of ways that individuals can help protect biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest.   


One way is to rethink your relationship with fashion and leather goods. By supporting brands that are against the use of cattle farming for fashion , you are playing an important role of showing consumer demand for more ethical and sustainably produced products. 

Another way is to advocate for policies and legislation that protect the rainforest. Another way is to participate in environmental education and activism.  Individuals can also support organizations that work to protect the rainforest, donate money, or volunteer their time.


Conclusion: Fashion and Rainforest Deforestation

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The Amazon rainforest is a crucial part of our planet's ecosystem.  The fashion Industry must accept responsibility for deforestation due to cattle farming for procurement of leather.   It is important to protect its biodiversity to help protect and preserve nature. 

By choosing alternatives to leather you too can help play a role in protecting our future planet.

Protect The Amazon Rainforest 

You can help protect the Amazon rainforest by learning about the threats to biodiversity, spreading the word, and taking action.

1)  You can take action by simply commenting on this blog with a charity that you have supported that helps protect Amazon.

2) Share this article on your social media and tag in some friends who would be interested in reading this. 

3)  Sign the GreenPeace Petition To Help Save The Amazon


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