Technologists receive SAFT accreditation
Arzu Arman (SATRA), Powerbike SA’s Katarzyna Kanturska, James Milhench (Milspeed) and Armand Van Der Merwe of Dick Whittington Shoes recently completed their SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist (SAFT) examinations and have been awarded SAFT accreditation.
The SAFT qualification is recognised internationally and covers the key shoemaking topics of ‘lasts, fitting and comfort’, ‘materials’, ‘testing’, ‘constructions and product design’, ‘risk assessment and quality assurance’, ‘industrial footwear’ and ‘production efficiency, costing and specifications’.
The course – which provides knowledge of footwear development, manufacturing and sourcing, as well as related skills – is open to all SATRA members and will next be held in the UK in March 2023 and the US in September/October. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
The photograph at the top of this story shows Powerbike SA’s Katarzyna Kanturska.
This article was originally published on page 2 of the February 2023 issue of SATRA Bulletin.