With an objective to provide a solid foundation & to make the students conversant with latest technological developments in the footwear industry, an educating seminar on ‘Last’ was held on 27th August, 2019 at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata campus.
The seminar was organized by the FDDI School of Footwear, Design & Production (FSFD&P) and conducted by Mrs. Sukalyani Paul, Director & Owner of Foot Form India Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata.
This well-known company of Kolkata is manufacturing variety of ‘Last’ since last 50 years. It is specialist in shoe last & allied products.
Mrs. Paul shared her experience & expertise with the students and staff of the Institute and also made a presentation. The presentation briefed them about how a last is important for manufacturing shoes, it’s parts and functions, type of last, it’s sizing & measuring system, selection, their features and production technique of different last.
Mrs. Paul also elaborated about the impact of a defective last on health and human motion.
There was an interactive session also where the students had an opportunity to clear their doubts.
The seminar was attended by all the students of 2018 batches & 2019 Footwear batches of FDDI which also broadened the understanding of the students of ‘Last’ to a more realistic level which will help them in their professional skill enhancements.