Environmental pollution is a concern that needs to be taken into consideration on priority. Online shoe design software can be the solution to decrease carbon footprint. As the name suggests, it is a shoe customization tool that allows customers to customize shoes online, ensuring a decrease in carbon footprint.
Reports suggest that 700M metric tons of carbon dioxide are emitted by footwear industries every year, equivalent to about 80,775,444 homes using energy in one year. If we discuss the manufacturing process:
In 2018, footwear manufacturers produced an estimated 23.3+ billion pairs of shoes worldwide.
In 2019, China was the world’s leading footwear producer with approx. 13.5 billion pairs of shoes.
We understand that the global footwear market is a multi-billion U.S. dollar industry. Countries like China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam are the leading footwear manufacturing countries. They accounted for over 75% of footwear production worldwide as of 2019. As per the MIT-led life-cycle assessment, each pair accounts for emitting 30 pounds of carbon dioxide.