Waalwijk square

slem is closed

For the past 4 years we built up our innovation and training institute to be part of the Dutch Leather and Footwear Museum, in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. This is why we were called SLEM (Shoes, Leather, Education, Museum).
Due to a change in local politics, the municipality of Waalwijk has decided to no longer support our international activities and focus only on a museum for the local audience. This has forced SLEM to close as of Tuesday, July 25, 2017. 

The people behind SLEM will continue their activities under a new name: The Footwearists. You can find us here: www.footwearists.com.
We want to thank everyone who has supported SLEM and has worked with us on our mission of improving the world through footwear. We hope you will continue to support us in our new venture. Let's keep moving forward!
professional footwear innovation

professional footwear innovation

The Professional Footwear Innovation program is a 'blue carpet' into the footwear industry. This intensive training program takes place in The Netherlands, China and Italy.
Vacatures

Vacatures

Word jij onze nieuwe collega?

SLEM heeft een aantal interessante vacatures voor vrijwilligers die het leuk vinden mee te werken in de werkplaats/winkel.

 
sleminars

sleminars

The sleminars are major conferences on showcasing the highlights on innovation for the footwear industry of tomorrow. For several years it has acted as a platform that assembles professionals from all over the world.
apply now

apply now

Here you can begin your application for our upcoming courses

Production intensives China    July 24 - August 4, 2017    Apply

Innovative footwear technology intensives China    August 7 - 11, 2017    Apply
 
about slem

about slem

SLEM is an international innovation and education institute for footwear.
We offer a full time professional program, summer and short courses; consult for companies and organize SLEMinars on innovative topics.
 
footwear tech courses in china

footwear tech courses in china

Do you need to have a better general understanding of how shoes are made in a factory? Or do you just want to be informed about the very latest manufacturing techniques? Then come and join one of our new short courses in China!
slem consulting

slem consulting

SLEM consults with companies around the world, assisting and training them to improve product development, marketing and sales.

 

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