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Tracking your shoes

Where are your shoes made? Who made them? And in what conditions were they made? Public Eye set out to meet the real “fashion victims” of the shoe industry: the tanners and workers in the shoe factories who work for a poverty wage, and put their health at risk.

Unacceptably low pay, endless work days, health and safety risks: in the shoe industry, the terrible working conditions - like those of the garment trade - are a global reality. In Asia and in Europe alike.

From tanneries in Italy to shoe factories in Albania, read our exclusive report on the real victims of the fashion industry, and read about their daily life. We also describe the measures that need to be taken by companies and governments to change this unacceptable situation.