On average, the construction of a shoe requires about twenty parts. Multiply those twenty parts by the millions of shoes that people wear every year, plus each shoe box and shipping label, and that’s a lot of potential shoe production waste.
Thankfully, many shoe companies are reinventing their process to become more sustainable.
Here are some factors that can help the future of sustainable footwear:
Manufacturing practices contribute heavily to the sustainable footwear industry. Transparency and locality of footwear production create less waste and more efficiency.
Right now, since many manufacturing companies are not local, shipping cargo from overseas are creating a hazard for the environment. For example, crates falling overboard in the ocean polluting waterways and flights to and from factory visits are contributing to pollution of CO2 of airways. Manufacturing locally not only benefits more transparency and efficiency between the factory and the footwear companies, but also contributes to a more eco-friendly world, consequently reducing carbon footprints and engaging easier communication between shoemakers and footwear retailers.
Here at COMUNITYmade, our footwear is manufactured locally in Los Angeles and dedicated to advocating a better world in which efficient transparency exists between us and our manufacturers. We believe restoring factories to the U.S. will drastically reduce global shipments that produce mass energy and constant overseas travels – to and from factories – while also encouraging locally-made materials, when it comes to footwear.
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