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Shoe Business Sprint (2-in-1 workshop)

Shoe Business Sprint (2-in-1 workshop)

Regular price ₱10,000.00 PHP
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Get a crash course on starting your own shoe brand by learning how to make shoes and learning about the shoe business and industry.

  • This is a combination of our Shoepreneurship 101 and Sandalmaking workshops


In this workshop, you would learn:

  • Morning session: 
    • Technical basics of shoes
      • Proper feet measurement
      • Understanding the shoe last
      • Basic shoe types
      • Parts of the shoe
      • Component variations
      • Shoe production process
      • Shoe materials
    • Making your own pair of SANDALS
      • Choosing the right shoe last
      • Preparing your materials
      • Making the upper
      • Lasting and attaching the soles
      • Fitting and finishing
  • Afternoon session:
    • 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)

What we'll provide:

  • Insoles, outsoles, lining, upper leather and other materials to create your sandals
  • Use of tools and machines in the studio
  • Full-day workshop instruction by Ms. Tal de Guzman of Risqué Designs

    Details of the workshop:

    • Where: 
      • Risqué Designs Manufacturing studio at 121 Malaya St, Malanday, Marikina
      • You can waze "Risque Designs Manufacturing" on 121 Malaya or pin "Nifty Shoes Manufacturing"
      • Only bike parking is available, please make arrangements to commute or get dropped off
      • Duration: 9am to 5pm (12am to 1pm lunch break) 


      • Lunch meal is not included in the fee, but we will direct you to nearby Marikina food spots! :) 
      • Full-vaccination is required. Kindly send your vaccination card through email ( or iMessage/Viber at 09175867907 with your proof of payment or instagram at @workshopsbytal
      • We only take maximum of 5 persons per day of workshop, for the safety of our students and our team
      • Please also let us know if you have allergy to dust or adhesives so we can advise you if this workshop is for you, as we will be using a sanding machine and we’ll be making use of shoe adhesives


      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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