The Need to Tread Lightly

Shoes are products that are worn by a large majority of the world’s population every single day. They are some of the most consumed products in the fashion industry. For this reason, it is crucial to analyse and improve their impact on the environment.

The manufacturing of shoes is very harsh on the environment, due to such things as energy forms, energy efficiency, use of chemicals, recycling and water treatment. A recent study suggests that the manufacturing process accounts for as much as 68% of the carbon footprint of...

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