Hooray for Gucci.
The Rainforest Action Network has announced that Gucci Group–including high fashion houses–Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga–has pledged to reduce the amount of paper it uses, eliminate fiber from high conservation value forests, and purchase only recycled products–or those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council–by December 2010. Click through for our video with RAN’s Forest Campaign Director, Lafcadio Cortesi and model and activist Summer Rayne Oakes. – From Treehugger.com
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.