Fashion Manufacturing Overview – Footwear Industry

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The footwear industry plays the most important position in the world of women's fashion. The world's creation of ladies' fashion footwear is more than that of men's footwear. Variety of materials like leather, rubber, fur, plastic, suede, fabric etc. are used in mechanized women's footwear.

Footwear employees make durable and trendy shoes, boots and flip-flops. The fabric is first checked in terms of power, quality and color. Modern examples are then traced onto the objects from which the footwear is to be prepared. Then the model are cut along the sketch and sewn mutually. This method may be different, depending on the natural world of footwear.

Further in this development, shoemakers also connect heels and outsoles, attach shoe uppers and relate insoles. The heels of shoes/boots are formed with a knife and polished on a helm for smoothness. Lastly, the footwear is colored and polished (in case of leather).

Machines used :

Footwear employees mostly use hand tools and machinery to make shoes, boots and slippers in a variety of designs. The most frequent ones are listed below.
  • Awls
  • Knives
  • Punching machines (to make holes)
  • Hammers
  • Sole stitchers
  • Sewing machines
  • Computerized machinery
  • Polishing machines
  • Skivers (for splitting leather)