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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than eighteen international brands, including Timberland, Vans, and Kipling, have halted purchases of Brazilian leather due to news related to the burning in the Amazon region affecting agribusiness in this country, according to information from the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) sent to the Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, on Tuesday, August 27th.

“Recently, we received with concern the announcement of the suspension of purchases of leather . . .

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