Go Green
 

 
 

Follow Us On Twitter    Become A Fan On Facebook    Visit Our Instagram Page   Network With Us on LinkedIn    Subscribe To Our News Alerts


Go Green Pledge

Download Go Green Widget

Download Go Green News Ticker


Hosted on Green Server Hosted on Green Server
Go Green An Ekotribe Initiative

Green Stories
Change text size:
Gucci launches 'eco-friendly' handbags
Send  your comments Send your comments Green Stories

Gucci launches 'eco-friendly' handbags

Sponsored Sites
Shop Online for
Eco-Friendly Products
Cyber Gear

Italian luxury goods company Gucci has teamed up with Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge for a line of handbags produced with Rainforest Alliance-certified leather.

Leather is one of the largest byproducts of South American cattle farming, alongside environmental damage. According to Sabrina Vigilante, director of Strategic Initiatives at the Rainforest Alliance, "agricultural conversion for cattle production is the leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon."

It's not just the deforestation that's a problem -- the amount of energy that goes into producing a natural hide is around 20 times that is needed for a synthetic substitute. Still, a number of groups are seeking to help limit the impacts associated with leather production.

This new line of Gucci bags is the first ever to be produced with the Rainforest Alliance-certified leather, which is produced under strict controls in order to limit deforestation and protect wildlife habitats. The certification also seeks to ensure that farmers provide ethical treatment to livestock and also help promote and maintain the rights and health of their workers. The leather is all produced by the Fazendas São Marcelo group of four ranches located in the Mato Grosso state of Western Brazil.

The new bags appear in 'Tote', 'Jackie' and 'Hobo' styles. They will go on sale at select Gucci stores around the world and will be available online at Gucci.com in the US and Europe. Each gorgeous bag features a bamboo tassel and comes with a Gucci GCC 'passport' which documents the origin and traceability of the bag.

Livia Firth, the eco-campaigner and wife of Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, established Green Carpet Challenge to help to raise awareness of environmental issues in the fashion world and support the work of ethical fashion brands.

Eco-friendly leather is set to become a growing trend. Embellished Truth uses eco-friendly leather, which is vegetable-tanned in Europe, while Heidi Mottram makes her leather goods from environmentally friendly discarded eel skins, which are 150% stronger than cowhide of the same thickness.











2
 
 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Click here to request a copy of How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
Green Speak
Click here to request a copy of useful Eco Jargon.
Some non green numbers from Go Green
Click here to request a copy of Non Green Numbers by Go Green.
10 Ways to Go Green
Click here to request a copy of 10 Practical Ways to Go Green.
Facts About Global Warming
Click here to request a copy of Facts About Global Warming.
Top 10 Reasons to Recycle
Click here to request a copy of Top 10 Reasons to Recycle.
Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Emissions and Carbon Offsets.
Go Green at Work
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Work?
Go Green at Home
Click here to request a copy of How To Go Green at Home?
The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms
Click here to request a copy of The Power of the sun - Glossary of solar terms.
The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases
Click here to request a copy of The Carbon Lexicon - Reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases.
Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita
Click here to request a copy of Carbon Emission Stats - Per Country, Per Capita.
We accept guest posts.
Link to Us Tell A Friend Subscribe to News Alerts


advertise-with-us
 

Go-Green.ae has 2,242 Green Stories, 148 Green Product Reviews, 7512 Green News Headlines , 387 Organisations in the Green Directory, 391 Green Book Reviews, 479 Green Videos, 205 Green Tips and 1716 Go Green Ambassadors in 117 countries.
Green Resources
Another Cyber Gear Site