It’s not easy for a new designer to find a factory that is willing to produce his/her shoes. Working with a new designer is an investment of time and reasources in the development with limited expectations for production.
It is then important to understand what kind of expectations factories have when they meet a new designer. How to create and to maintain an effective relationship to grow business together.
Half a day will be dedicated to visit a factory in the area of Parabiago or Vigevano
Is it possible to understand which designs are going to sell and those that are not? When a shoe design makes manufacturing more difficult? What drives shoe costs high without adding value to the product? What makes fitting worse?
Strategies to choose materials and components when you are a start-up business. Focus on lasts, heels, soles, cost/amortization of development and moulds. Working with tanneries and suppliers of fabrics and synthetics: how to manage the lead-times and the minimum order quantities.
We accept a maximum number of 10 students in each class to facilitate the interaction with the teacher. Participants will receive instructions on documents/materials that have to be ready before the beginning of the course and that will be discussed during the class hours.