Listen or read with us to explore innovations reshaping footwear manufacturing, as well as companies and innovators with compelling stories and belief in domestic production.
CEO of Lee & Barrett on Hand-Crafted American Shoes:
There’s a quiet shoe making revolution taking place in NYC and its lead revolutionary, Brandon Cohn. Brandon, CEO of Lee & Barrett, joins Shoe-In to share Lee & Barrett dynamic story and explain why he sees the dawn of a new footwear Americana. Listen to our discussion on how made in America means greater speed and style.
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Training and Education
There are a number of workshops, webinars, and events you can attend
From workshops on materials, design, and development innovation to webinars on products and services to the industry - FDRA provides a wide arrange of educational and networking programs for those looking to continue their footwear education. Learn more here.
Founded in 1944, the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (“FDRA”) is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry. FDRA members range from small family-owned footwear businesses to multinational footwear companies. Members include the majority of U.S. footwear manufacturers, brands, retailers and importers. In all, FDRA supports nearly 500 companies and brands worldwide, representing 95% of total U.S. footwear sales, making it by far the largest and most respected American footwear trade and business association. Learn more about how FDRA supports the industry.
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