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Circular Shoes: How Footwear Component Manufacturers Are Ramping Up Recycling

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

Historically, there hasn’t been a circular path for post-consumer footwear. But some component and material manufacturers are ramping up recycling capabilities with an eye toward closing the loop. Building out circular solutions for footwear could have a massive environmental impact. Just in the United States, it is estimated that 300 million pairs of shoes get…

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