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Report: Watch Your Step

Report: Watch Your Step

A Study on the Social and Environmental Impacts of Tanneries in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India. Every one of us wears shoes every day. But do we ever ask ourselves where the leather comes from to make our shoes? How is the skin of an animal turned into a shoe?...

Report: Something is a Foot

Report: Something is a Foot

How human rights standards and environmental regulations in the footwear industry are being quietly ignored by banks.   The aim of this investigation is to uncover and analyse financial relationships between European financial service providers and the European...

Report: Let’s Clean Up Fashion

Report: Let’s Clean Up Fashion

Report: Let's clean up fashion The state of pay behind the UK high street. “My concern is not that there are too many sweatshops, but that there are too few,” says economist Jeffrey Sachs. In a sense he, he has a point. The fashion industry has the potential to lift...

Report: No Excuses for Homework

Report: No Excuses for Homework

Report: No Excuses for Homework Working conditions in the Indonesian leather and footwear sector. Indonesia is the fourth largest footwear manufacturer worldwide after China, India, and Vietnam, producing one billion pairs of shoes in 2015 which equals a world share...

Testing for Hexavalent Chromium in Shoes

Testing for Hexavalent Chromium in Shoes

Report: Testing for Hexavalent Chromium in Shoes As part of the Change Your Shoes project, 64 pairs of leather shoes bought within in the EU and Switzerland were tested for hexavalent chromium (chromium VI). Chromium VI is a highly toxic, allergenic, mutagenic and...