Achieving A Transparent And Circular Business Model With Repairable Footwear

Stefan Mathys Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Experienced footwear designer Stefan Mathys, and now co-founder of repairable footwear brand VYN, joined us to give insight into how footwear design and production costs work in reality for mid-range fashion footwear brands. He gives thoughts on how a footwear brand or line could be implemented to consider the full life cycle of materials and product, how to engage customers with repair practices, and the ways in which fast fashion brands could adhere to similar systemic design shifts. This is a longline 40 minute interview that dives deep in to many questions, and will leave you feeling inspired and motivated, as well as better equipped in knowledge when it comes to repair models.


In this lesson you will learn:

  • Margins and financial considerations in footwear design
  • Considerations for designing with circularity and transparency in mind
  • How to limit the wear and tear of footwear through understanding use and good design
  • How to manage accountability and responsibility in order to make a viable repair model
  • How to engage customers with a repair model

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