• 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.

  • Panel on Sourcing and Factory Compliance

    Discussion on How to Stay Ahead of 2023 Disruptions

  • Resources

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    US Footwear Imports

    A real-time report tracking global footwear imports by quantity, value, duties paid, and average unit price. FDRA collects and analyzes footwear imports (including fashion, kids, boots, and athletic shoes) into the U.S. for its members. View the latest import data

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    Footwear Material Costs 

    A snapshot on footwear related inputs and components including: cotton, leather, textiles, syntheics, rubber, and oil. FDRA analyzes global exchanges in order to help companies to better understand and forecast supply chain costs. View the latest report

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    Wage Map

    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. View the interactive map

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    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”. FDRA members should note the factories awarded this designation are top of their class and will be recognized for two years. View the current FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers. See the FAQ sheet in English and Chinese. Nominate your factory: Download the nomination form

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    Footwear Production 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. The code 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 English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish. Who's Adopted the Code? Sign Up Your Company

  • Events

    Networking, Learning and Growing Together

    FDRA Sourcing and Supply Chain Digital Events

    • Global Shoe Sourcing Summit
    • Shoe Trade & Logistics Strategy Summit
    • Special Sourcing & Logisticcs Webinars
  • Keep the conversation going...

    Footwear executives and professionals sharing insights and talking about business trends impacting footwear brands and retailers. Don't miss new episodes each Monday on this free podcast!

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  • Stats & Figures

    2 billion

    Pairs imported into the U.S. in 2023


    Average pairs per American imported in 2023

    25 million

    Pairs Produced in the U.S. in 2023

    $3.1 Billion

    duties paid on U.S. footwear imports in 2023

    $112.7 billion

    Total U.S. consumer spending on shoes in 2023


    Footwear jobs in America