the conference where manufacturing meets design is coming to London!

On May 1, 2019 The Footwearists are organizing a one hour mini FOOTWEARISM conference during the EU Materials Show, together with two leading ladies of footwear: design consultant Jessica Good and branding expert Susannah Davda

We will talk about how we can bring back manufacturing to the city, from maker spaces for young sneaker designers to sample rooms for big brands, high-tech micro factories that supply the local market and even in-store manufacturing. Having access to materials and other supplies will be essential in all scenarios, so that is why we all feel this is a very relevant topic to discuss at the first edition of the Materials Show in Europe!



16:00 - 16:05: introduction by Nicoline van Enter of The Footwearists

16:05 - 16:20: Jessica Good of about her experiences with making professional footwear samples in the UK and the growing need for innovative local manufacturing facilities.

16:20 - 16:35: Susannah Davda of The Shoe Consultant about why now is a good time to start a footwear brand, how to leverage the advantages that new brands have for growth and what brand USP means in 2019.

16:35 - 16:50: Nicoline van Enter, founder of The Footwearists about the most promising new automation technologies and innovative footwear constructions that could make local manufacturing a feasible and profitable reality.

16:50 - 17:00: Q&A and panel discussion


Entrance is free, so there is no reason not to join us ;-)! You will need to register to enter the EU Materials Show though. 



Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane in London

  • Jessica Good

  • Susannah Davda

  • Nicoline van Enter