Even if a direct correlation has not yet been officially established, the decision has arrived from the company following the fires that have continued to rage in the Amazonian rainforest. Vf Corp declared in a statement that «The country has failed to respect the requirements of responsible supply» and since the company is no longer able to satisfactorily assure itself that the de minimis volume of leather purchased from Brazilian suppliers upholds this criteria, it will stop sourcing from the country.

The statement however did not indicate the value of its Brazilian leather imports or possible markets it might use for alternative supply.