• Session 1 | Sustainable Shoe Endings: Recycling, Waste Management & Circularity

    Monday, August 23, 2021: Expert Insight Videos available on-demand

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021: Live Webinar plus Face-to-Face Q&A and Discussions on Key Issues

     

    Waste management at the shoe factory level and end-of-life post-consumer discussions are growing inside brands and retailers. This session focuses on understanding these issues in-depth and “how-to” make them happen via experts in the field discussing challenges and opportunities.

     

    Session 1 will focus on:

    • Understanding what circularity is and is not, and how to realign operations

    • Ideas and strategies around recycling shoes for other purposes to keep them out of landfills – including challenges around design, construction, RSLs, buyers, intake, etc.

    • How FDRA’s waste management program is helping company’s factories get to zero waste

    • Formulating a real strategy on where your product lines could go after their life, as well as how to transform operations to get more sustainable end-of-life outcomes

    What to expect:

    • Monday, August 23: Session 1 kicks off here with access to several hours of recorded videos to help attendees understand these issues in-depth, train in how to think about them as part of your process and strategy, as well as key case studies and examples from industry leaders and experts to provide real-life experiences and new ideas.
    • Wednesday, August 25 (1.5 hours of live sessions, recording available on-demand after): There will be two live back-to-back sessions for key overviews and insights and a robust Q&A session with all attendees. First is a 45-minute live webinar featuring a panel of industry leaders discussing issues in-depth and fleshing out the ideas seen in Monday's training videos. Following the webinar will be a 45-minute live face-to-face session on Zoom meeting to allow all attendees the opportunity to ask questions to panelists and give opinions and comments to foster a robust debate and idea exchange, similar to an FDRA working group meeting. 
    • As we approach these dates, we will be updating this page with more specific topics and items we will cover.
    • All login info will be sent to you prior to the event and will be accessible from this page.
    • All content will be available on-demand for up to 4 months after the summit.
  • Session 1 Speakers

    Speakers will be added each week as we get closer to the event

    Sustainability Lead
    Eurofins BLC

    Founder & CEO
    Solum

    Founder
    The Footwearists

    Senior Vice President
    FDRA

  • How the Shoe Sustainability Digital Summit works

    1

    Register for the Summit

    Register for 1 or all 3 sessions.

    2

    Receive Access Instructions

    You will receive an email with access instructions for the summit. Webinar links and login info will be sent the week before each session opens.

    3

    Attend Sessions

    Event access will open for the sessions on their respective launch dates, and live webinar login information will be sent prior to each session.

    4

    On-Demand Access

    Your registration provides continued access to all content from this site, so you can return for data and info on-demand for up to 4 months.

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    Low cost and special group discounts for FDRA members

    Questions? Contact FDRA to get more info about this summit!