The story of shoes

published at 24-08-14, by Grensverleggers Redactie

Lately there has been a lot of pressure on the textile industry to clean up its act and make garment production more fair and sustainable (and rightly so). But why does sustainable leather get so little attention? This is the true story behind everyday leather products.

Almost everyone wears some form of leather every day. If it’s not your shoes, then maybe it’s your bag, belt or wallet. The preference is for ’genuine ltheater: the guarantee of craftsmanship and quality.

All about leather

But there is more to leather than its attractive appearance. In many developing countries, leather production gives rise to animal suffering, child labour, environmental pollution and deforestation. CSR Netherlands shows a more sustainable way…