Did you know there's 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). Among other activities, the project includes research on social and environmental conditions in the global shoe production chain, starting from tanneries, in countries such as China, India and Indonesia, as well as Turkey, Eastern Europe and Italy.