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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 18, 2017


May 18, 2017


New York City, 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 New York City on May 18 (Portland and Montreal workshops to follow this fall).


8:30 am: Registration and Coffee

9:00 am: Material insight: Leather

  • What leather is
  • Tanning process
  • Quality control issues

10:15 am: Footwear Construction Process and Types

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

11:00 am: Break

11:15 pm: Footwear Construction Process and Types Continued

12:15pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Footwear Manufacturing Advancements and Sourcing Data

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

1:45 pm: Footwear Material Management, Defects and Quality Analysis

  • Footwear defects and recalls

2:15 pm: Sole Bonding

  • Issues that occur during manufacturing and consumer use

3:00 pm: Conclusion

Space is Limited- Register today!

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 3:00 pm ET

Location: Scandinavia House 

58 Park Avenue 

New York, NY 10016

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