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The Growing Sustainable Footwear Market

Consumer interest in sustainable footwear is slower to build than in fashion. Industry initiatives are improving practice in about 20% of leather for footwear and innovative substitutes are imminent the pipeline.

Finding metrics against which to measure the sustainable footwear market sector is tricky.  Looking at leather use in footwear is one way.

Leather has long stoked strong ethical arguments but whether this has translated into greater consumer demand for sustainable footwear is hard to gauge. Very little data is collected on the size and scope of the sustainable footwear sector around the globe.  What we do know that is that WGSN, a leader analyst in the fashion retail market, in fact have repor…

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