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The Extraction to Disposal of Pointe Shoes

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Hikaru Ebata

on 21 March 2012

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The Extraction to Disposal of Pointe Shoes By Hikaru Jamie Ebata What Resources are Needed and Where do they come from? How do they effect the environment and Society? - The Basic outer layer of fabric is made out ouf satin
- Satin comes from Saitn weaves which are made of Filament Fibers such as silk The outer layer of the shoe - Silk is made of caccoons of silkworms
- In countries like Thailand, they manufacture their own silk however, in the US or other western countries, silk is shipped from countries such as Thailand or China Environmental Impacts The dyeing process of silk uses chemicals which can have a bad impact on the environment. They also use alot of water. Social Impacts Silk is a highly used resource now days, and if silkworms were to become endangered, people will start manually manufactring silk using chemicals and un natural resources which might also affect the environment. - The outline of the shoe, as well as the string is made out of rayon ribbon
- Rayon ribbons are made out of cellulose fibers such as naturally occuring polymers The outlines /edges of the shoe - Polymers are a man made type of chemical created in labs Environmental Impacts Only synthetic polymers are bad for the environment, and in this case, only naturally occuring polymers are used and they are NOT bad for the environment Social Impacts Couldn't think of any - The insole of the shoe is made of ridig cardboard and plastic
- Rigid cardboard is basically made of paper and glue. It also includes pieces of wood sometimes
- Plastic is made of polymer The Insole - Paper is manufactured in most countries, however the top 5 paper producing countries are; 1. USA 2. China 3. Japan 4. Canada 5. Germany
- Plastic is made of polymer Environmental Impacts The most obvious environmental impact of paper prodcution is deforestation. Nearly 4billion trees are cutdown every year for paper manufacturing. Social Impacts Many people are against environment destruction and the earth has very limited resources. Paper is used so commonly in modern life and it will change our lifes if we rand out. - The box of the shoe is created in paper mache form using cotton and Burlap instead of paper
- Burlap is the skin of the Jute plant
- Cotton comes from the cotton
The box of the shoe Cotton planters sell their crops to a cotton merchant who sells them to textile mills. The textile mills turn the raw cotton into useable products such as fabric or ribbons. Environmental Impacts Cotton plants are known as one of the dirtiest crops on earth because in order for them to grow, you need insecticides which is a type of pesticide. This dangerous pesticide can hurt both the environment as well as human beings and other living creatures Social Impacts Couldn't think of any - The inner base of the foot is ade by Suede which is a type of fabric
- It is a specific type of leather made by inner animal skin, mostly sheep The inner base of the foot - They are commanly manufactured in China, and the resource is shipped to the USA and other countries for use Environmental Impacts In order for this fabric to be produced, billions of animals are killed each year. Social Impacts Some people are against animal killing and they refuse buying animal skin products. - The sole, which is the bottom of the shoe is made out of leather

- Leather is usually produced in countries which do not have many laws or restrictions about killing animals.
- Examples of Countries would be India or China The sole Environmental and Social impacts The impacts are the exact same as the suede fabric

- Animal killing
- People against animal killing for products such as fabric Once the Resources are gathered, who makes the shoes and how are they made? - Pointe shoes are always hand made and are never made by machines
- They can only be made by trained proffesionals This is because everybody has different shapes and sizes of feet, and having the right size or not can determine how well or poor you will perform.

It is a must that the shoes fit the dancer's feet perfectly So who are the Consumers?? After the shoes are created... 1. A brand or store will buy the shoes from the makers A customer buys the product directly from a brand or shop A ballet company or school orders a tone of shoes from the store, where students can buy them from the their ballet school How often are they Disposed? - An average pointe shoe can hold up to 4 to 12 hours of dancing - An average student will use up 1 to 3 pointe shoes a week
- A professional dancer may use up to 6 pointe shoes a week In general, ballet dancers use up 300 to 500 pairs of Pointe shoes a year - After the shoes no longer work anymore because of a broken box or etc., it is too dangerous to even consider using them again

- Not much use for them after they break, so people tend to throw them away

- There are artists or collectors who collect old pointe shoes (recycle)

- Some young students keep shoes which used to belong to famous ballerinas which they look up to (Have them signed and use as decoration) The Disposal of Pointe Shoes The End. for home use
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