D’Wayne Edwards, a celebrated member of the global footwear community for the last 25 years, has funded PENSOLE with his personal income since 2010 to give talented design students — regardless of socioeconomic background—an opportunity to learn from the industry’s best, without financial barriers, and to provide the industry with a farm system for the next generation of footwear designers.

MLab, founded by Suzette Henry, has been supportive resource for Pensole and its students since its creation in 2011.Through her own resources and the collaborations of industry partners, Suzette Henry has created a unique space for Pensole students and professionals to expand their knowledge in the world of CM.

SOLEHOLDER campaign will allow us to continue to provide a free education to the majority of our students and to expand our world class academy for future footwear leaders.