Leather 360 BOSTON
SGS and Footwear Distributers and Retailers of America (FDRA) are joining forces to bring you Leather 360º: A complete look at Leather from Tanning to Retail.
Mar 05, 2015, 10:00
Mar 05, 2015, 15:30
This five and a half hour Workshop is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all things leather - helping them make better decisions on leather types for shoes, belts, and bags as well as the quality and price.
9:30 am: Registration Opens
10:00 am: Leather 101
Hide and Leather Types
Regional Leather Profiles
Life Cycle & Manufacturing
11:00 am Break
11:10 am Sourcing, Quality & Costs - Interactive Session
- Material samples at various stages of the manufacturing process (raw, limed, wet blue, crust, finished)
- Hands-on session looking at different leather types (aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented, etc.
- Leather Characteristics
Tanning Errors & Quality Control
Leather Sourcing Challenges
Hide Purchase Assistance
Navigating Customer Complaints and Their Causes
12:30 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:15 pm Leather & Legal
Laws on Chemicals Used in Leather Processing & Manufacturing
US Labeling Laws
Leather Footwear Customs Classification
Navigating NGO Initiatives
3:30 pm Closing
Space is Limited - Register today!
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Wolverine Worldwide Offices
191 Spring Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Non-Members: $175FDRA Members and SGS Clients: $125