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The Materials 360º Seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all the different materials in the footwear and accessories market, including foam, plastic, cork, textiles and more!

Starts

May 25, 2016, 09:30

Ends

May 25, 2016, 16:00

Location

Portland, United States

The Materials 360º Seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand the variety of different materials used in fashion manufacturing today.  Attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to make better decisions on material types for shoes, belts, and bags as well as the quality and price.

Agenda:

9:30 am: Registration Opens

10:00 am: Opening & State of the Industry (FDRA) 

10:15 am: Leather 101

  • Hide and Leather Types

  • Regional Leather Profiles

  • Life Cycle & Manufacturing

  • Hide Treatments

  • Tanning Processes

11:00 am: Leather Quality issues

11:40 am: Textiles and Coated Synthetics

12:15 pm: Lunch (Provided)

1:15 pm: Commodity Prices and Sourcing issues (FDRA)

2:00 pm: Rubber, PU Outsoles

2:45 pm: Break

3:00 pm: EVA, PVC, Cork

4:00 pm: Closing

 

Space is Limited - Register today!  

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm ET

Location: Keen Footwear
515 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Cost: Non-Members: $225 | FDRA Members and SGS Clients: $150