nothing scheduled at this time.
September 26-27th, 2017
Join us for this first-ever Footwear Materials Summit focused on helping professionals better understand current and emerging materials and material developments at an in-depth technical level. Get hands-on experience in the design, management, and production of materials used in footwear production.
FDRA has various working groups focused on specific issues and segments like footwear customs, product development, factory compliance, and sourcing. As the industry continues to innovate in dynamic ways and as new jobs are being created in the areas of technology, materials, advanced manufacturing and production, we feel the time is right to establish an FDRA Innovation Working Group. This working group will be THE conduit for footwear industry collaboration and information sharing on all things footwear innovation.
A sample of companies activly participating in this working group include Wolverine Worldwide, Caleres, Deckers, and Under Armour.
To be the footwear industry’s cooperative platform for footwear innovation – driving conversations, best practices and solutions to challenges.
To drive thought leadership and action on footwear innovation through networking, sharing ideas and best practices, and working together to address common business or regulatory/governmental challenges related to footwear innovation.
Specifically, this group will:
The group accomplishes its mission through: