Shoes

In the United States alone, over 600 million shoes are discarded each year into landfills. In addition countless tens of millions of accessories such as purses and belts are also sent to landfills. This is an environmental disaster.

Dozens of parts, for example, are stitched together to make a single shoe. These parts are made of chemicals that are proven dangerous to life on earth. It can take decades for every part of a shoe to disintegrate. In the meantime, shoes, purses and belts can emit toxic chemicals into the atmosphere and they take up precious space and resources on our planet.

We know that today’s consumer is seeking to give their business and loyalty to companies that incorporate social responsibility into their business model. Coastal Export International, is a leading business, which enables companies to unload unwanted shoes, purses and belt accessories in a socially responsible manner.
We know that today’s consumer is seeking to give their business and loyalty to companies that incorporate social responsibility into their business model. Coastal Export International, is a leading business, which enables companies to unload unwanted shoes, purses and belt accessories in a socially responsible manner.

When businesses partner with us, we purchase their unwanted apparel accessories, which helps to save the environment because this merchandise will not be filling up and degrading in landfills. The items Coastal Export International buys are then consolidated and shipped to developing countries.

Once the apparel accessories reach the developing nations we serve, they become a lifeline of opportunity for countless families who have very little to no work opportunities due to extreme poverty. The accessories that Coastal Export International buys from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers are repurposed and become inventory for small businesses, otherwise called micro-enterprises.

One person or a handful of family members typically operate micro-enterprises. They are small businesses with the main objective of making enough profit to sustain a family.

In today’s world, consumers are looking for brands that are able to demonstrate socially responsible leadership. Coastal Export International serves to help manufacturers, wholesales and retailers dispose of unwanted items in a way that supports the environment and families in developing nations.