CHINA: Mulls Italian concerns over shoe toxins : Apparel and Textile news
The Italian government started testing imported Made-in-China shoes in response to the request from the Italian footwear association. The association claimed found potentially dangerous chemicals such as azo dye in Chinese footwear imports. However, according to the Wei Yafei, an officer of the Chinese Leather Industry Association, the dye in question was actually imported from Italy. Once again, the westerners lifted the rock, but dropped it on their own feet.
In the first 10 months of this year, China exported over 90 million shoes to Italy, the traditional famous shoe making country. The market share of Chinese made shoes in Italy increased by 700% in the past two years.