Welcome to our NEW course on sustainable design. Designing a footwear collection that is sustainable is met with many challenges. The good thing is that this course will help you navigate those objections and put you on the right path to sustainable design.

It Starts With Re-Education

Do you want to learn about sustainable practices in shoes?  Well, let’s get started!

First LIVE workshop is in March 2023 so register for your course today so you don’t miss out!

We have teamed up with Shoe Waste LLC to present a course that will explore the scope of the circular footwear business from conceptual design, market reasoning, presentation, and line planning. This course was designed to provide you with an introduction to shoe anatomy, current trends, and future technologies emerging in the footwear industry. Together, we will touch on how to engage footwear in the green circular economy and the reduction of shoe waste in the footwear industry.

This course provides:

  • access to our quarterly 4hr LIVE workshops
  • a workbook with a physical swatch guide from sustainable suppliers
  • footwear factory resources
  • shoe templates
  • digital downloads
  • video content
  • live CLUBHOUSE group and Q&A sessions
  • certificate of completion when you attend a workshop (in-person or online)

Who is this course designed for?

Seasoned industry professionals looking to brush up on shoe knowledge and its nuances regarding sustainability, circularity economy, manufacturing, and the future of footwear.

Students/Beginners/Brands who want to get an edge directly from an active industry insider.

Footwear company & design staff who want to improve or start their brand’s sustainable design, development & manufacturing strategies *for a team discount please contact tanita@last-report*

Anyone who is curious about shoes and is a prolific seeker of how things are made.

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*When you register for our course, you will be directed to SIGN UP with GURUCAN and be taken to a CHECKOUT and redirected to the lesson list. Be sure to CHECK YOUR EMAIL to verify your access!

Tanita Gray

Editor-In-Chief, Publisher and Founder of Last-Report.com, and CEO of Shoes Waste. Gray is a footwear, accessory and apparel designer/developer by day - writer and content architect by night. With over 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, you can find her teaching sustainability classes, drawing thumbnails, writing in her journal, giving her husband & children enormous hugs, or eating french fries.

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