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SAFT UK Module 2.1: Materials – 8th March 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017


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This event is available to SATRA members only

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The SAFT (SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist) award is an internationally recognised qualification, and is clear evidence that you are a footwear technologist with a proven range of knowledge. You will receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in six key areas of footwear manufacture.

Each module is led by a SATRA specialist and covered in detail during two days’ intensive training including comprehensive documentation.

This module looks at the key materials and components used in footwear. Starting with leather, various different animal types are reviewed, including bovine, sheep and goat, and some of the less common varieties. It considers the structure of leather and how this affects its properties and aesthetics. Also, the various stages of the tanning process and tanning types are explained.

Different types of synthetic uppers are covered, with this module describing the structure of PUCFs, PVCFs and synthetic suedes, and the key properties of these materials. Woven and knitted textiles and their basic structures are also examined.

The key characteristics of a wide variety of soling materials are explained. This includes their relative performance properties, as well as an overview of their manufacture and suitability for different footwear types.

Key footwear components are discussed, including the most common types of insole and box toe/counter
materials. Other components are also reviewed, such as slide fasteners, touch and close fasteners, elastics, and threads.

SAFT course fees are inclusive of lunch and refreshments, and are quoted in British Pounds.
Single module cost: £850 (+VAT where applicable)
Three modules or more £790 (+VAT where applicable)
Modules 2,4 and 5 consist of two separate parts and so a delegate may attend only one of the days at a cost of £425 (or £395 if attending three or more modules)


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