Career in Leather and Footwear Designing
What is it?
Leather designers create new designs and styles for various leather products such as belts, shoes, bags etc. Designers in this field can be either technical designers or style designers.
Technical designers focus on activities like pattern making and designing whereas style designers understand the current market trends and style products accordingly
Footwear designing involves creating innovative and practical designs for shoes and different kinds of other footwear.
Leather & Footwear industry has been gaining significance in the past few years as India is a prime producer of leather garments and footwear.
Activities they do?
- Create designs and samples of new products
- Converts these designs and sketches to prototypes and send for approval
- After approval, convert the prototype into actual product keeping safety, comfort and convenience in mind.
- Look after the overall concept in product processing
Areas they Work?
- Fashion industry
- Designer houses
- Accessory outlets
- Footwear industry
After 10+2 there are B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses available in Leather Goods and Accessory Design.
For footwear designing there are undergraduate, post graduate and diploma courses available.
The annual earning of a Leather designer can be anywhere between 96k-1.5 lac annually at a beginner level.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes