1. Long haul mass importation of footwear from Asia,
2. the import of cheap footwear made of plastics and synthetic materials, which causes environmental burden,
3. the EU's high dependence on imports of Asian footwear.
4. the production of footwear in the old industrial way, focusing on productivity and uniformity
5. unnecessary buying and disposing of poor quality footwear
1. Re-introducing domestic natural raw materials for the production of footwear in the EU, the use of wool, and natural leathers.
2. Producing high-quality, comfortable, and "non-perishable" products to reduce consumption.
3. Producing biodegradable compostable footwear with the lowest possible Co2 footprint.
4. Producing in a post-industrial way where workers re-create the entire product.
5. Maximum use of solar energy during production.
The sustainability of our existence on this planet will require both using and making things differently. Customers do not need to waste unnecessarily, should buy only what they need, what serves them well and for a long time, and what fits them well. And after a few years of use, such a product will not burden landfill sites for about 1 000 years, as is the case now with shoes made of synthetic materials as well with rubber or plastic soles.
An example of sustainability: