Updated: Jul 12
In a world where the population is increasing, high demand for resources and goods is putting pressure on the environment. In recent years, the potential hazardous content in shoes has been addressed as a problem. A regular shoe takes anywhere between 25-40 years to decompose in a landfill. Each year 300 million pairs of shoes are discarded resulting in landfills being inundated with shoes.
Minimize your environmental footprint with shoe repairs instead of immediate disposal. While it’s difficult to design and create a completely recycled shoe, due to the sheer number of materials used, easy access to shoe repair in Indian outlets makes it easy for consumers to recycle their footwear.
The footwear industry is taking steps towards sustainability. A 5,500-year-old leather shoe was discovered in a Cave in Armenia in 2010. Recycling experts estimate it takes around 50 years to decompose any shoe. In today’s day and age where fast fashion has become the way of life, the global market situation and varying adverse environmental impacts makes it a hazardous place to exist. Recycling and reuse of repaired shoes should be encouraged to reduce the adverse environmental impact. When basic needs are fulfilled imposing less restraint on the economy enables the people to care more about the environment and greener choices.
Repairing is a conscious choice a consumer can make. On average, the cost of repairing a pair of shoes, shoe hydration, leather repair etc. is way less than buying a new pair. It is a more environmentally friendly approach since they are certainly not biodegradable. From the consumer’s point of view, extending the life of your shoe ensures you can continue to walk in it without sacrificing comfort. Cobblers in Hyderabad repair shoes to their best potential to safeguard the design and functionality this can help your shoes last a lifetime.
When you repair your shoe, you are supporting small businesses that go out of their way for consumer satisfaction. Moving forward innovations and R&D to undertake a completely sustainable approach for shoe production to reduce the significance of its impact may take longer. There is a lot of work involved in reducing the use of harmful chemicals in the production process. While the companies have started working on making the packaging sustainable, we are still 10-20 years away from seeing the collected shoes made back into new shoes. Therefore, there are a lot of benefits in taking your shoes to someone who practices the time-honoured profession of shoe repair. Urban Mochi in Hyderabad is one such service – your got to solution for every shoe need.
Leather Care Tip:
Do blot away water or moisture as soon as possible from all your leather products.