The footwear industry produces 23.5 Billion pairs of shoes annually for 7.6 Billion people in the world.

The average person owns over 8 pairs of shoes. Shoe collectors and enthusiasts own over 50 pair or more.

A shoe company can dump over 800 pounds of unsellable and unwearable shoes every 4 months creating 3200 pounds of Shoe Waste each year – minimum.

Learn

Take our Sustainable Design, Development & Manufacturing course, understand the footwear industry to fully adapt any change in its system. You will learn how shoes are made, what technology is out there and what can be done to curb Shoe Waste.

Grow

Cultivate ideas that are part of a solution. There is an over production of footwear in the global market. Gain insight from a community of insiders that want to change industry operations and foster consumer education.

Design

Design a new path for the industry. What solutions can we create that will result in true sustainability? Innovation has to solve a problem – not create new ones. Sustainable design is more than organic materials and simple lines.

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