• Shoe Sustainability Digital Training Center

    for Shoe Designers, Development, Materials, Sourcing and Supply Chain Professionals


    Course 1

    Sustainable Endings: Recycling,
    Waste Management & Circularity

    Course 2

    Sustainable Shoe Design,
    Construction, & Production

    Course 3

    Sustainable Shoe Materials,
    Certifications, & Standards

    Course 4

    Sustainable Coatings & Finishes
    for Achieving Circularity

    Additional Courses

    Individual Training
    Course Offerings


    The most in-depth training anywhere on the most important shoe sustainability issues​ 

    FDRA and The Footwearists have developed this training center to ensure footwear professionals have key insights, understanding and pathways forward on sustainability—providing a holistic look at critical issues to help achieve real progress and success. The digital content on this website is the most in-depth you will find anywhere, with key leaders and experts sharing ideas and strategy.


    Structured to Ensure Full Robust Training

    Our courses are organized by key issue areas, and each course is structured with classes to help you fully understand challenges, definitions, and issues at the start. We then introduce new ideas and strategy from key experts to help you build your knowledge up and help you develop skills and tools to help you execute.


    On Demand! Anywhere and Everywhere Globally!

    All videos have been recorded and posted by topic area so you can log in and watch each class at your own speed when you have time and wherever you are around the world. The access will be provided for more than 6 months to ensure you can go back to re-watch content as needed.


    Low Cost— Buy Individual Courses or a Bundle

    Individuals can register and pay a low rate per course of $199, or they can contact FDRA to put together several topic areas for a special package rate of $299 for 2 courses or $399 for all 4. FDRA member companies can also purchase corporate access where the entire company can access these important training sessions—linking ideas and pathways across departments—for a very low rate.

  • How the Shoe Sustainability Training Center Works



    Register to be a training center member, choosing individual topic areas or access to the entire center.


    Receive Access Instructions

    You will receive an email with access instructions for the training center.


    On-Demand Access

    Your registration to the center provides continued access to the content you chose, and opportunities for all future content.


    New Content

    New courses will be added as we develop new material, and you will be contacted each time the site is updated!


    Low cost and special group discounts for FDRA members

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    Contact FDRA to inquire about sponsorship opportunities to reach 300+ footwear professionals and executives.