A free 6-week sneaker design workshop from TEC Leimert and Sole Folks.

The Sneaker Design Lab is committed to providing professional guidance, mentorship, and go-to-market strategies for sneaker and apparel brands. This 6-week pilot program begins November 2023 and will take place  in the vibrant Leimert Park community in Southern California.

As a highly proprietary, non-duplicated, and completely vertically-integrated model, our incubator offers an unparalleled experience for designers. At the Sneaker Design Lab, our primary objective is to serve the South Central Los Angeles young adult community and foster economic development. By preparing underserved youth for sustainable careers in the digital economy, we aim to build pillars of opportunity and empowerment.

A collaboration between TEC Leimert and Sole Folks, the Sneaker Design Lab brings together industry expertise and resources to create a transformative partnership. Together, we are shaping the future of sneaker design and paving the way for a new generation of creative entrepreneurs.Join us on this remarkable journey as we unlock potential, inspire innovation, and empower communities through the Sneaker Design Lab.


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our Partners

TEC Leimert is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to bring innovative, high-quality products and services to South Central Los Angeles. Our partners provide us with key resources, expertise, and technology that help us stay at the forefront of our industry. Our partners support our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive environment. We value our partnerships and look forward to continuing to work with our partners in the future.

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