Tag: shoes

What Does Sustainable Fashion Mean and How Can a Company Be More Sustainable?

Everyone Is Talking About Sustainability in Fashion but What Does It Actually Mean? Sustainability when it comes to fashion is a subject which is gaining much attention and is forcing many fashion brands to address their environmental and ethical footprint, especially high street retailers that deal in mass-market, low-cost goods in a fast fashion environment….


Five Ways You Can Improve Your Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Footprint

As a small business that imports leather shoes into the UK, we are challenging ourselves to be more sustainable. Our previous blog post details how we and our Spanish factory are endeavouring to be a more sustainable business. When it comes to shopping habits, how can we be more sustainable as consumers? Here are 5 suggestions: 1….


Shoes Off Indoors Good Manners or Essential for Household Health

The practice of taking one’s shoes off at the door is often thought of as a cultural choice rather than a hygienic one, however, a study conducted by Australian environmental chemists suggests that this should not be the case. Scientists from the Australian Macquarie University who are studying the household environment and what contaminants exist…


5 Reasons to Wear the Correct Width Shoes

Susannah Davda is a highly experienced footwear professional and advocates for comfortable, beautiful shoes. She is the founder and director of The Shoe Consultant Ltd. In this guest blog, she gives us 5 good reasons why it is crucial to find shoes that are the correct width for your feet. There are many reasons for wearing…


Policemen See Homeless Man With No Shoes on Cold Night, Buy Him $80 Pair With Their Own Money

At the start of the new year, on a cold winter night in Phoenix, two local police officers checked in on a homeless man sitting outside a PNC Bank. Officers Benjamin Carro and Michael Hubbs noticed that the man had neither shoes nor socks on. He did not hesitate to tell them how miserably cold…


Man Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’ Impacting the Lives of Thousands of Children Worldwide

In many corners of the world, children lacking the most basic amenities such as shoes are still commonplace. However, one entrepreneur who saw this situation firsthand came up with a brilliant idea: “The Shoe That Grows.” Inventing a leather sandal that expands five sizes and lasts for years, 37-year-old Kenton Lee has successfully impacted thousands…


‘Can’t Let a Human Being Walk Around With No Shoes’: Florida Deputies Help Man in Need

After responding to a call about a person loitering behind a gas station, Florida sheriff’s deputies saw there was more to the story: the man had no shoes, and he was hungry. Thus the kindhearted officers went above and beyond their call of duty to offer a solution. In the bodycam footage shot in the…


Man Teaches Himself to Handcraft Incredible Leather Shoes—Ends Up Selling Them to Royalty

A self-taught shoemaker has honed his craft from meager beginnings to fashioning some of the finest leather shoes in the world, from his workshop in Saigon, Vietnam. Learning the trade in humbling circumstances in the 1940s, Trinh Ngoc, now 89, went on to craft footwear that became sought after by the likes of kings and…


High School Basketball Player With a ‘Big Heart’ Donates His Shoes to Help Opponent

When a Michigan high school basketball player noticed that a member on the opposing team wasn’t wearing the right shoes for the game, he silently made a selfless donation. On Feb. 19, Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals varsity was playing against Dollar Bay Blue Bolts. Before the game, Cardinals forward Matthew Montie was watching a junior varsity game…


Jan Ernst Matzeliger: The Henry Ford of Shoes

Suppose that I figured out a way to revolutionize the shoe industry. An invention of my own design would double shoe production and cut shoe prices in half. It would provide thousands of new jobs for mostly young or poor people. I could do it without a penny of taxpayer money. Indeed, I faced some…