The footwear sector is a key part of the broader fashion industry. However, in contrast to the textile sector, the grievances of the production processes of the leather and shoe industry are largely unknown. Change Your Shoes is a European initiative which stands up for an ethical, sustainable, and transparent shoe supply chain.
We activate people as consumers and citizens to demand better working conditions for the makers of out leather shoes. We carry out research on the working and environmental conditions in the leather and shoe production as a basis for the dialogue with EU citizens, decision-makers, and shoe brands on these grievances. We also collaborate with trade unions and labour rights groups and support their struggles for better working conditions in production countries.
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CHANGE YOUR SHOES is a partnership of 15 European organizations and 3 Asian organizations plus 20 associates.
The Change Your Shoes Project is supported by the European Commission, through DG Development and Co-operation – EuropeAid. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the Trade Union Rights Centre and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the European Commission.
Trade Union Rights Centre is a partner in the Change Your Shoes project, not the leading organization. The leading organization in this project is Südwind Agentur – Austria.