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SGS and Footwear Distributers and Retailers of America (FDRA) are joining forces to bring you the 2017 Footwear Construction Workshops. A series of workshops that will help attendees conceptualize the footwear manufacturing process.


May 16, 2017


May 16, 2017


Boston, United States

Footwear, Foootwear Workshops, Softlines, Softlines and Accessories

We invite footwear designers, product development, materials, and sourcing managers and professionals to join us at this one day workshop in Boston on May 16 (Portland and Montreal workshops to follow this fall).


9:00 am: Registration and Coffee

9:30 am: Leather 101

11:00 am: Break

11:10 am: Footwear Construction Process and Types

  • Flat lasted
  • Stobel
  • Good year welted
  • Stitchdown Moccasin

12:15 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Footwear Construction Process and Types Continued

1:45 pm: Footwear Manufacturing Advancements and Sourcing Data

  • Innovations are impacting footwear development processes
  • Construction and materials
  • Snapshot of global production

2:30 pm: Break

2:40 pm: Footwear Material Management, Defects and Quality Analysis

  • Footwear defects and recalls

3:25 pm: Sole Bonding

  • Issues that occur during manufacturing and consumer use

4:00 pm: Conclusion

Space is Limited- Register today!

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 4:00 pm ET

Location: Clarks Americas, Inc. Headquarters

60 Tower Road

Waltham, MA 02451

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