30 Nov 2022

Much attention is paid to the sustainability of materials and manufacturing processes in the footwear industry as consumers become more aware of the relationship between sustainability environmental care and climate change.


Before materials are selected, a shoe has to be designed and for this reason, sustainability in footwear should be incorporated at the design stage. It is with this in mind that the Erasmus+ SHOEDES training project aimed at promoting initiatives towards sustainable product designers has been launched.

The project is inviting footwear designers, industry technicians and students to take part in the initiative by filling out a questionnaire, so as to be able to identify gaps in skills, knowledge and thus establish training needs.

The Erasmus+ SHOEDES programme offers an online course, manuals and lectures that are some of the tools that are provided for in this project. It aims to enable the development of footwear for the circular economy.

The survey will be carried out internationally and the forms can be found on the SHOEDES website.

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We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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