By  on September 6, 2019

PARIS — Amid a global outpouring of anger and concern over wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Hennes & Mauritz is to stop sourcing leather from Brazil.

“Due to the severe fires in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest, and the connections to cattle production, we have decided to place a temporary ban on leather from Brazil,” the Swedish fashion giant said in a statement. “The ban will be active until there are credible assurance systems in place to verify that the leather does not contribute to environmental harm in the Amazon.”

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