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TPSA Offers Product Development Assistance to Target Footwear SMEs

November 14, 2017 - November 24, 2017

- Indonesia

The TPSA footwear expert travelled to Indonesia to meet with targets SMES in order to help them with product development. After the August 2017 trade show, the footwear SMEs were challenged to produce something new, better, and more complex than current production. Product development will be focused on a viable commercial product that is in demand and hard to find. The two product development activities that the SMEs will undertake prior to the next trade show in February 2018 are producing waterproof footwear samples and introducing computer designing and cutting processes. Technical assistance will be provided to educate the SMEs on sourcing waterproof materials and designing and developing waterproof footwear that is in high demand not only in Canada but worldwide. Technical assistance will also be provided to the SMEs to train operators on the operation of computerized design/cutting processes to improve patterns and uppers while avoiding waste of time and materials.