A Tought Story of Leather – A Journey Into the Tanning Industry via the Santa Croce District


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).

Looking primarily at leather shoes, the aim of the project is that 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.

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