The European Footwear Industry

A handicrafted and yet a contemporary industry...

...full of creativity and design...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...a key part of the fashion industry...

...constantly adapting to new trends and demographics through advanced techonologies...

...concerned about safety...

...durability and high standards...

...ensuring consumer’s health and comfort...

...respecting the environment...

...delighting consumers with innovative business approaches...

...and always looking ahead and towards differentiation.

First Training Pilot on high-end footwear manufacturing under Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project

04/08/17

At Politecnico Calzaturiero in Padua, a group of 14 designers and footwear technicians from 5
European countries recently participated in a two-week training in luxury footwear-making
techniques thanks to the European Erasmus+ funded project High End Shoe (HES), which aims to
develop a new qualification and occupational profile and corresponding training programme in luxury
footwear manufacturing. The training enabled students to practice a comprehensive set of skills, from
patternmaking, trimming, and sewing to finishing techniques, and they each produced a pair of
shoes. The testimony of the students revealed the success of the pilot exercise, which intensified their
ambition to reach their dream of working in luxury footwear.

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