£20.00 / month
The Shoe Community – monthly membership
Are you confident in your shoe brand concept, but feeling disconnected from other shoe brand founders?
The Shoe Community is an online space where shoe start-ups and small shoe brand founders help solve each others’ problems.
Enjoy the confidence you feel in your brand decisions when you have a community of shoe brand founders to support you every step of the way!
Who is The Shoe Community for?
Shoe brand founders at any stage – from start-ups at concept phase to established businesses.
Have you already filled in The Shoe Community application?
Please complete the application before purchasing your membership if you haven’t already. I will ask you to revisit this page when your membership has been approved 🙂
What do I get when I join The Shoe Community?
Membership of our private Facebook group
Meet and learn from other shoe brand founders
Resources and contacts
✓ Sustainable material and component supplier list
✓ Factory contacts
✓ True women’s size converter: USA, UK, EU
Free live Zoom masterclasses – with Susannah Davda + special guests
Deep dives into specific aspects of starting a shoe brand
Access to previous masterclass recordings:
✓ How to find a shoe manufacturer
✓ How much does it cost to start a shoe brand?
✓ How to build an audience before you have shoes to sell
✓ How to work with a freelance shoe designer
✓ How many styles of shoe should you launch with?
✓ Design and IP protection for your shoe brand
✓ How to name your shoe brand
✓ How to sell shoes online
✓ Pre-ordering and crowdfunding for your shoe brand
✓ How to build a sustainable shoe
✓ How to produce your shoe samples locally – and manufacture further afield
✓ How to connect with your shoe brand audience using social media
✓ My crowdfunding success – with the founder of Tofers
✓ How to build your confidence as a shoe brand founder
✓ Building a performance shoe brand
✓ How to source from the Far East
✓ How to source your shoes in Portugal
✓ How to build an audience on TikTok
✓ Online retail success for your shoe brand
✓ Essentials of accountancy for your shoe brand
✓ Building an effective website for your shoe brand
✓ How can a shoe technologist improve your quality & fit?
✓ How to create your shoe brand identity
✓ How to improve your shoe brand SEO
Who runs The Shoe Community?
I do! I’m Susannah Davda, founder of The Shoe Consultant and The Shoe Community.
I have been working in the shoe industry since 1998, and helping people to start and grow their footwear brands since 2015.
I am passionate about helping shoe brand founders like you to achieve success.
What’s the investment?
Monthly membership of The Shoe Community is just GBP £20, and includes access to all live masterclasses.