30 Mar '15, 5pm

In one of the most powerful videos we've ever posted, a look at the human cost of forest destruction:

Home Get the Latest Blog The Human Cost of Forest Fabrics The Human Cost of Forest Fabrics by Brihannala Morgan Posted on Mar 30 2015 Behind the shiny exteriors and glossy magazine advertisements of American fashion brands hides some disturbing truths. Communities like those in Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in Northern Sumatra, featured in the short film below by Handcrafted Films, are being harmed by the production of clothing sold by big name companies like Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, and other companies in RAN’s ‘Fashion 15.’ The clothing we buy is driving the destruction of the forests of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta, and decimating the way the communities there have supported themselves for 17 generations. Here’s how the destruction of benzoin forests in Indonesia becomes part of our clothing: We need to tell fashion companies that this sort of destruction is totally unacceptab...

Full article: http://www.ran.org/the_human_cost_of_forest_fabrics#%3CMe...

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