Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently partnered with primatologist Jane Goodall to launch a limited-edition vegan apparel line to support ape conservation. Called “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” the clothing line is a collaboration between environmental nonprofit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute which works to protect ape species around the globe. The line is available for purchase until November 16 and offers organic t-shirts, a hoodie, and an eco-fleece crewneck sweatshirt—all featuring a unique design inscribed with the words “Don’t Let Them Disappear.” The merchandise honors five species of apes (gibbons, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans) whose natural habitats have been lost due to human industries such as agriculture, logging, palm oil, gas drilling, and construction, as well as climate change. “It is estimated that orangutans have lost over 80 percent of their habitat in the last 20 years, largely due to fragmentation from the palm oil and wood pulp industries,” DiCaprio posted on Facebook. “The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute have teamed up to develop a line of apparel to support teams on the ground working to save this incredible species.” DiCaprio, who is an outspoken environmental advocate, has previously invested in vegan brands such as Beyond Meat and HIPPEAS.
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