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Did you know there is a cow in your shoe? The labour and the environment behind a pair of leather shoes

This report was produced as part of “Change Your Shoes” (CYS), a three-year Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) project on social and environmental issues, organized by 15 European and 3 Asian organizations, with the financial support of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)1 Looking primarily at leather shoes, the aim of the project is: “consumers become more aware that the lifestyle choices come with responsibilities, and through advocacy enhanced by better and relevant information they can instigate policy change that, in the interest of human rights, will ultimately improve the working conditions and well-being of those further down the production chain in the shoe industry”.

Year of publication: 2016
Article number: 2016-46
Number of pages: 24 pages
Author: Anton Pieper et  al.