Klooker highlights ethical and sustainable products so you can switch one step at a time to a more sustainable lifestyle.
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The story of shoes
In the 1950's, on average people wore one pair of shoes every year. Nowadays, we wear 2.6 shoes per person a year.
There are currently ±20 billion shoes produced every year, and this is growing more rapidly than the growth of the world population.
When these shoes end up in landfills - and most of them will - a whole range of chemicals are introduced into our ecological systems.
Also, a lot of environmental impact is already generated in the production process.
For example, the production of one pair of shoes emits over 30kg of CO2.
And there is a lot of material not being used when cutting leather and other shoe materials, causing a lot of additional waste.
By the way, the idea that leather is a waste product of the meat industry is also a myth. Cows are bred dedicated for the shoe industry.
Step by step consumers become aware of the environmental impact of shoes.
And they realise that something needs to change.
Which shoes are ok and which aren't
You can find a lot of information on shoes, and we focussed on Rankabrand.
The following premium shoe brands can at best be avoided because they rank terribly low in Rankabrand:
- Hush Puppies
- Dr. Martens
The following brands are recommendable, as they are produced using the highest environmental and ethical standards and prevention of animal suffering.
Next, to vegan shoes, there are also other kinds of ethical shoes who do use (sustainable) leather but don't use all kind of chemicals in the production process.
- Go Green in Berlin
- Green Comfort
- Punto Pigro