Footwear course in Boston

$ 2500,00
Sep 10th, 2018 → Sep 14th, 2018

Feb 11th, 2019 → Feb 15th, 2019

Sep 9th, 2019 → Sep 13th, 2019

9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

Focus of this workshop is to obtain a greater understanding of the processes of production of different types of shoe constructions and deeper knowledge of the materials used in each stage of the process. Come away with a better understanding of the characteristics of upper/middle and bottom components and different chemical materials used for molded outsoles, their differences, advantages and disadvantages. Offer the opportunity to refocus the experience and progress in a job that requires the ability to thoroughly analyze the product and interact with professional engineers from overseas manufacturing sample rooms and factories

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Attendees should have at least two/three years industry experience prior to attending our workshop OR take previously our 10 hour e-learning course which will prepare them to understand better the topics that will be addressed. This unique on-line course will be offered complimentary to those who sign up for the class.

ARSUTORIA will bring three senior footwear professionals to the course:

Paolo Marenghi

Paolo is the senior instructor at Arsutoria and the leader of the course. Paolo is an expert pattern engineer who has worked at factories and design studios in Italy and abroad. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable, he will cover all basic training subjects and pattern making module and will team up with the shoe fitting expert and costing and sourcing expert.

Andrea Montagna

Andrea of Apego is an Italian mold engineer. He has been the Technical Manager of Apego for the past 15 years. He is THE mold maker, benefiting from the experience, knowledge and technical know-how acquired throughout over 50 years in the footwear and plastic industry that his family business have developed. Andrea is our industry partner and will manage the molding module and will be open to share experience and answer questions during the basic training when related to his field of expertise

Roberto Grasso

Roberto has been in the shoe industry for over 4 decades. He spent the first eight years of his career working in a shoe factory learning all phases of shoe making. After manufacturing, he went on to work in various areas of the shoe business including production scheduling, engineering, purchasing, merchandising, etc. Roberto was one of the first people to pioneer overseas sourcing as early as the late 70’s for The Stride Rite Corp. He continued to expand his sourcing knowledge and experience at various brands including The Rockport Company, Clarks, and eventually circling back to the newly formed Rockport Group. Roberto specializes in developing global sourcing strategies with an emphasis on cost-reduction and supply chain management.

Scholarship available!

Two Ten Foundation offers a full scholarship valued $ 2,500 to ARSUTORIA 5 day course that will take place at The Forefront Conference Center in Waltham, Boston.

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Footwear course in New York
5 DAYS   $ 2500,00

A five days class in New York City dedicated to dress and casual shoes. Shoemaking, international sourcing and product costing. In cooperation with FFaNY (Fashion Footwear Association New York)

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Footwear course in Los Angeles
5 DAYS   $ 2500,00

A five days class on the West Coast dedicated to dress and casual shoes. Shoemaking, international sourcing and product costing. In cooperation with FFaNY & TwoTen

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