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Greats Upcycles Leather Scraps into Low-Impact Sneakers

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The fashion world has been abuzz with talk of leather alternatives for seasons now, looking to everything from mushrooms to pineapple leaves and cactus skin as plant-based alternatives to traditional animal skins. But despite the environmental and ethical questions shared by brands and consumers regarding the use of cow-hide leather and its chemical-heavy tanning process,…

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