about slem

about slem

SLEM is an international innovation and education institute for footwear. The name is an acronym that stands for Shoes, Leather, Education, Museum. We are providing a unique full-time program for Footwear Innovators and a wide range of short courses and workshops for both students and professionals.

Our programs are all based on the synergy of four main pillars: forecasting, design, technology and business. The forecasting and business programs are suitable for other kinds of industries as well, such as leather goods, fashion and industrial design.

SLEM's trend lab is at the heart of all our activities; the continual research and analysis assure that all programs always offer the very latest information, presented by visionary experts from the field. SLEM also provides trend information and consulting to customers around the world, through custom made projects and (online) SLEMinars.

SLEM's headquarters are based in Waalwijk, in the south of the Netherlands, but we also have branches and affiliates in New York, China and Italy.

We are currently in the process of merging with the Dutch Shoe and Leather Museum, intending to open a collective institute in the near future.

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slem consulting

slem consulting

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