News relevant to Black Footwear Professionals
Sabria and Matt preview all the exciting changes taking place at the Black Footwear Forum in 2022, from the establishment of an experienced Advisory Committee to the regional meet-ups in Boston, Atlanta, New York, Columbus, and Portland to the national event in Detroit. You won’t want to miss this! listen now
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and PENSOLE Lewis College of Business & Design, cofounders of the African American Footwear Forum (AAFF), have announced the rebranding of the AAFF to the Black Footwear Forum (BFF)… read more
Our encounters and interactions with others are full of small behaviors that send messages to others, but are they the messages we mean to send? In this session we will talk about the difference between equity and equality, the role of privilege in how we see the world, and how we message equity to others in small behaviors called microaggressions. watch now
Black Footwear Forum Advisory Committee
Providing invaluable guidance and expertise for the Black Footwear Forum organization
FDRA provides clarity and insights for decision making, efficiency, and productivity for footwear professionals. We develop essential products and innovative solutions to boost the bottom line for our members across the industry, from footwear design to retail. We fight to support footwear jobs and shoe consumers in Washington, DC and around the globe. Find more in-depth information and examples of how we drive value to our members every day. Considering membership? Contact us.
Pensole Lewis College offers a new path to break into the world of product creation, preparing a talented pool of designers to enter the industry. We strive to make a better pathway for this generation, leaving our industry better than when we entered it. Our programs teach students through an intensive curriculum comprised of a step-by-step session plan including inspiration, concept development, problem solving, prototyping, marketing, networking skills, and portfolio development. Learn more about PLC.
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