What happens to the shoes we throw away? Posted on 29 Sep 09:33 , 0 comments
Would you believe that it is estimated that over 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced worldwide every year? We are all guilty of buying shoes, wearing them only once and then banishing them to the back of the wardrobe, never to see the light of day again, until we do a clear out and they end up in the bottom of a black sack!
It is estimated that 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year ending up in landfills. Experts have not said exactly how long it should typically take a shoe to fully decompose but their best estimate is roughly 50years. That is a very long time! During this time the chemicals that are found within the glues and materials of the shoes are also released into the environment. It’s clear that we need to lessen our carbon footprint.
Inkkas produce sustainable, eco friendly, fair-trade footwear sourcing authentic textiles all without compromising on style or choice. Our sneakers are cut, sewn and stitched by hand and are made with super soft interior linings making them particularly comfortable to wear.
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