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The Eco Awakening of Materials

Webinar on-demand - The Eco Awakening of Materials

The footwear industry is currently undergoing immense change – and it’s largely focused around sustainability. This “eco awakening” is growing in urgency and in scope; eco-friendly shoe brands are in demand like never before. Industry players need to prioritize lowering their impact on the planet and increasing their efficiency in order to stay competitive.  

In this webinar, founder of Fable Footworks and thought leader Andrew Thompson offers insights into how the footwear industry is working toward a more sustainable future. He covers topics including low-impact footwear, digital as a standard, sustainable materials for shoes, design for disassembly, and leather alternatives. Tune in to get all the details. 

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Andrew Thompson, Creative and Design Director

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson is a thought leader who has over twenty years experience as a footwear Trend Forecaster, Design Director and founder of Fablefootworks. With a passion for detail and manufacturing quality and an ability to translate ideas into financially successful products. He has worked with brands such as Kurt Geiger, Topman, Nicole Fahri and Clarks International to name a few.