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Shoepreneurship 101 (online or in person)

Shoepreneurship 101 (online or in person)

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Have you ever wanted to start a shoe brand (or maybe you already have one already!) but don't really know how? This workshop is perfect for you -- we will guide you from shoe technicalities up to the business know-hows, and even industry secrets! 

In this workshop, you would learn:

  • Part 1: Shoes and shoemaking
    • Foot basics
    • Proper feet measurement
    • Understanding the shoe last
    • Basic shoe types
    • Parts of the shoe
    • Component variations
    • Shoe production process
    • Shoe materials
  • Part 2: The business side of shoes
    • Legal matters of the business
    • Planning for your collection
    • Understanding costs
    • Computing for your production costs
    • Branding costs
    • Pricing
    • Distribution channels, delivery and payment methods
    • Communicating with your manufacturer

If you avail this workshop:

  • You will get a FREE digital copy of our handouts to guide you for your entire shoe business journey
  • FREE business mentorship until you are able to release your own shoe brand (if your shoes are manufactured by us)
  • FREE product photos of your first collection

Other workshop information 

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Materials will be sent via email or provided during class

Tal de Guzman, the instructor for this course, is the social-entrepreneur founder of Risqué Designs (a 12-year old, proudly-Filipino shoe brand and manufacturer) and co-founder of Stride Collective (a marketplace for ethically handmade shoe brands). She has dedicated her professional life to promoting Philippine craftsmanship and has been teaching workshops and classes since 2016 to help increase demand for artisan skills. She was a former teacher at SoFA Design Institute and is currently teaching at the College of Saint Benilde and holding workshops at various studios such as Soulflower and Maartsy. 

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