Sole passions: Women entrepreneurs making bold strides in shoemaking

From crafting purple men's loafers to adjustable heels for women, a new breed of entrepreneurs is making bold strides in the world of shoemaking

Shoemaking may sound almost like an ancient tradition in this age of fast and mass-market fashion, but the craft is enjoying a small revival here.

The Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre - the training arm of the Textile & Fashion Federation (Taff) - saw 35 students graduate from its footwear design diploma programme last year. In 2013, there were only nine graduates.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2019, with the headline 'Sole passions'. Print Edition | Subscribe