Welcome to the Footwear Sourcing and Compliance Center!
This Footwear Sourcing and Compliance Center is a learning and resource hub created by FDRA and ELEVATE with the goal of improving social and environmental compliance in footwear supply chains, as well as providing in-depth data, insights and analysis on global footwear production and material costs. FDRA and ELEVATE have also made available an array of eLearning lessons to facilitate capacity building at the brand, supplier, and factory level. This Center also functions as a distribution hub for various sourcing and compliance-related resources and event information.
eLearning: Online Compliance Training
The Center's eLearning program provides a scalable, standardized and cost effective approach for delivering introductory social and environmental performance training to factories, suppliers and brands. Administrators can also keep tabs on the eLearning progress of their factory groups. What makes our eLearning different? We use animated courses that incorporate local language voiceovers, interactive elements, and graded quizzes. To date, our lessons have been completed more than 100,000 times! Check out the trailer for our new Forced Labor course:
Over 12 hours of training content in multiple languages is available for brands/retailers, suppliers and factories.
Want to try a course? Click below and enter the code 'FDRA' to access our Factory Essentials course.
Are you an FDRA member? If yes, your 25 free eLearning accounts and discounted additional enrollments are waiting for you.
No problem! Get in touch if you'd like to set up a training program for your company, suppliers, or factories.
Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturer
Factories that meet and exceed FDRA's code of conduct are nominated for consideration as a designated “Responsible Footwear Factory Manufacturer”. Those chosen will be listed below and are awarded FDRA’s special seal. FDRA members should note these factories are top of their class and will enjoy this recognition for two years.
Nominate your factory:
Code of Conduct
FDRA has established a common, baseline, code of conduct that will help drive uniformity within the footwear industry and uphold the values and ideals commonly held by FDRA members. FDRA’s Code of Conduct was created with the help and input from the Factory Enhancement and Sourcing Committee, FDRA’s social compliance working group, and the industry as a whole.
Download the full code of conduct in
US Footwear Imports
A real-time report tracking global footwear imports by quantity, value, duties paid, and average unit price. Each month, FDRA collects and analyzes footwear imports (including fashion, kids, boots, and athletic shoes) into the U.S. for its members.
Footwear Material Costs
A snapshot on footwear related inputs and components including: cotton, leather, textiles, syntheics, rubber, and oil. Each month, FDRA analyzes global exchanges in order to help companies to better understand and forecast supply chain costs.
FDRA and ELEVATE have produced a wage map to provide some labor transparency. Sourcing directors and compliance managers can use the map to identify trends and compare the wage levels in their factories with those of other factories in the same cities.
Networking, Learning and Growing Together
Digital Event | October 13–15, 2020
Experts and Shoe Execs discuss current challenges and solutions to supply chains as well as future challenges in the supply chain to help you prepare. Come away with actionable items to cut costs and add agility to your supply chain, even as your production continues to shift. Registered attendees get access to exclusive video interviews of top supply chain experts and shoe leaders—providing you with extremely valuable intelligence, 3 live webinars with top supply chain experts sharing new ideas and taking your questions, and on-demand continued access to exclusive data and videos for 4 months so you can return to the analysis as needed to help your job or business.
Stats & Figures
Pairs imported into the U.S. in 2019
Average pairs per American imported in 2019
Pairs Produced in the U.S. in 2019
duties paid on U.S. footwear imports
Total U.S. Consumer Spending (YOY)
Footwear jobs in America