Bags ShoesFree

Footwear and leather goods sector: the importance of handing down the know-how to future generations

Training in the footwear and leather goods sector

What role do schools play in training professional figures for the world of footwear and leather goods? Why hand down the know-how to future generations is so important? We discuss these themes in the special issue dedicated to the world of education, with a focus on Arsutoria School.

Until a good part of the last century, learning a profession meant doing things. You learn by doing things. ‘Go for an apprenticeship’, they used to say.

That scenario has radically changed today and the training theme is considered crucial by many, if not by all the players in the world of work, in particular by those who work in the manufacturing sector.

Productivity needs of today’s entrepreneurial activities rarely enable the workforce to ‘grow’ internally, schools are therefore increasingly entrusted with the task of preparing young people for the concreteness of their future tasks. Moreover, in the manufacturing sector you have to comply with the difficulty to find a workforce, young people who accept to undertake careers they wrongly consider second level.

The training theme is thus not unreasonably considered crucial so that we can hope that both the quality tradition of certain know-how will be handed down to future generations, and also that an in-depth knowledge of trade will keep the footwear and leather goods sectors alive. A training that prepares them with foresight towards a vitality capable of continuing the research and development of novelties. Innovations capable of continuing the growth of the companies’ path in the segment beautiful and well-made.

With this section of Arsutoria, dedicated to the world of education (with an obvious focus on experiences related to Arsutoria School), we want to emphasise the importance of constant and permanent training. Because training is just like an arch: it is able to support massive constructions while leaving an opening that leads to the continuation of a path.

We will discover how the Arsutoria School courses, after the stops imposed by the pandemic, are regaining strength. We will learn about the new training courses dedicated to leather goods, sponsored by the Lombardy Region. We will see how companies and associations believe in training to the extent that they promote relevant international projects and competitions (Design Na Pele - Next Gen Designer and JBS - Kind Leather).

Finally, the meeting with the Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda will allow us to appreciate the work of some recent graduates, to understand how far Italian fashion training will go in the near future (thanks to the interview with the new President Matteo Secoli), beyond discovering that certain district training experiences, even if intended for clothing, can prove to be a valid cue also for the footwear and leather goods sector.


Contents inside the special issue:

  • Arsutoria School reopens its doors to students with new programs and training courses 
  • Arsutoria School returns to the USA
  • Arsutoria School renewed the Bag Pattern Making and Prototyping Course
  • "The voice of High Fashion Training Schools must be heard"

This special issue is reserved for registered users only. Sign up now to Arsutoria Studio to read all the insights and access lots of exclusive content.


This special issue is powered by:

Arsutoria School s.r.l. - Comelz S.p.A. - Cape Karoo International - Galli S.p.A.

Browse the special issue

Read all the industry news, find out galleries on the latest trends in shoes, bags and materials, watch videos with industry experts. ArsSilver subscription gives you access to all these contents and much more.

This is a free content

If you are already registered, login to read it.

Otherwise, register a free account to access this featured content

Subscribe to Arsutoria Studio and keep up with all the news

Information anywhere and anytime.

Discover Arsutoria Studio’s subscription types, customise your information experience and stay up-to-date on all the major industry news.


With this kind of subscription you have access to all the issues of Arsutoria Magazine, content on trends and the online events organised by Arsutoria Studio.


This subscription gives you access to all of ArsSilver’s content and to Ars Trends, the photo gallery from which you can draw inspiration for your new projects and collections.


This subscription includes all the contents of ArsGold and give you access to Ars Archive, the historical archive with all issues from 1947 to today.

Want to access the free content?

Staying up-to-date on all the latest industry news has never been easier. Make a free registration to Arsutoria Studio and create your user profile: you will have access to articles, interviews, market researches and many other interesting contents. In addition, twice a month you will receive a newsletter about new editorial releases.

Sign up for free at Arsutoria Studio

Latest contents Bags e Shoes

All the news, updates and innovations from the world of leather goods and handbags.

All the articles in Bags section

Arsutoria School: Excellence in footwear and leather goods training

Arsutoria School has been in existence since 1947. It does not remember this as mere show-off, but rather uses its deep knowledge of the trade and the industry to train professionals who can approach the world of footwear and leather goods design and production with a very high, and now rare, level of expertise.

| Arsutoria #478 | FREE

Sustainable soles: that’s the new obsession for Summer 2024

Yes, agreed, next Spring Summer 2024 will still see many footwear proposals that will feature soles with very important volumes, quite taxed and aggressive in look. A rule that will also apply to sandals and slippers. For sure we will have an overabundance of colors, even very bright, tending to fluorescent.

| Arsutoria #478

Other featured contents

Read the other featured contents in this issue of Arsutoria Magazine.

Browse the magazine online

discover new trends with


Lots of models of shoes and bags from the world of fashion in a photo collection and all just a click away.

An ArsGold or ArsPlatinum subscription to Arsutoria Studio is required for access..

get inspired by


AAccess Arsutoria’s historical archive and browse all issues of our magazines from 1947 to the present.

To gain access you need an ArsPlatinum subscription to Arsutoria Studio..