On 12 December 2015 we hosted the first footwear design seminar in SA, making this an historical event. The guest speaker, renowned Italian footwear designer Francesco Lofaro delivered an awsome presentation which left the attendees extremely excited. We would like to thank all the attendees especially those from as far as Durban and PE who made it.
A special thanks to Patti Quinton for all her efforts in making this a success.
The footwear Design and technology School of South Africa, is the first of its kind in the country, this unique school, which was established in 2009 by leading Footwear Designer and Technologist Glyn Giani. The school focuses on education in footwear design, development and manufacturing and aims to provide a vast knowledge and grounded understanding of leather goods, development and construction.
Our Vision & Mission
Association with the Footwear Infrastructure Systems (FIS) shoe factory incubator, the students will not only gain the skills needed to enter into a variety of careers that this exciting industry has to offer, but will also have access to a unique support system needed to establish themselves in the South African footwear industry
Our mission is to provide knowledge that will create a rich database of skilful professionals that will enhance, improve and transform the footwear sector in Africa. To create employable as well as self-sustainable graduates that will not only benefit the sector but will also benefit the economy. To be a training provider for the footwear industry as a whole and to train top-end, world class footwear designers that can compete on an international level and provide leadership to the footwear industry in Africa. Also to be an entity that does not limit our responsibility to training but to continual development of the student through affiliated incubation programs and online training.
The schools purpose is to grow the footwear industry with skills and knowledge of the industry. Footwear design is a unique career with much potential but a lack of human resource and skill.
We assist all our students where we can;
This is all intended to assist students to develop their own ranges and put it into the market. The in-depth assistance and service is available to students who have completed one of our courses.