Have you ever seen this sticker on a shoe, and were unsure of its meaning?
The shoe label will provide you with all the information for the materials used to construct your shoe. There should be two labels on your shoes; the first label tells you the origin of the manufacturing. This label is a requirement of the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Bureau of customs and Border Protection. The second label is a breakdown of the construction of the shoe. The shoe label is divided into two columns and each column has three categories. The left column is the three parts of the shoe and the right column shows the materials used for the part. Below we have taken this label and broken down the categories and provided the definitions.
Parts of the Shoe (Left Column)
Materials Used (Right Column)
Textile: This means fabric, the list is endless. This is one of the symbols the vegans, vegetarians and eco-friendly consumers look for because it means all natural or man-made materials are used for the construction.
Other Materials: This is still man-made materials just a little different because these materials usually refer to the sole of the shoe. The most common of these materials are Thermoplastic Rubber, PVC, Rubber Compounds, Crepe, and Composition. All of these materials are friendly for the Vegan, Vegetarian and