BFA member Carreducker will  be hosting the first ONLINE Independent Shoemakers’ Conference in February next year. Open to independent bespoke, specialist, handmade, handsewn or orthopaedic shoemakers, cobblers or repairer you can join in packed schedule of workshops, demonstrations, talks and live Q&As from makers from around the world. Find further information here

20 + 21 February 2021

Register your interest :

“After over 15 years as delegates, we are so excited to be hosting next year’s Conference!
But just as we started putting plans in place, COVID-19 struck.   None of us know what next year will look like, so we’re doing things a little differently and taking the conference online! 
2021 will be a DIGITAL Conference
What does that mean? 
The usual excellent line-up of workshops, talks, demonstrations, Q&As etc. with shoemakers from all over the world
  • Lower delegate fees
  • Access to the same excellent resource of ideas, techniques and suppliers
  • Content that you can keep and refer to in the future
We’re very excited … and terrified!
It’s going to be a first…for all of us and we hope you will join us for this wonderful adventure.
Although we’re sorry not to be able to welcome you to London and to our Shoreditch workshop in person, we are finding creative ways to bring the Conference to you…
One idea, is for you to bring your LOCAL shoemaking community together for the Conference weekend?  
We’ll be posting regular updates as the Conference schedule comes together.  REGISTER NOW so you don’t miss  out.
Best wishes

Deborah & James

Carreducker Bespoke Shoemakers



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