We promote innovation in manufacturing and operations and foster industry cohesion. The all-volunteer association maintains an industry directory and instills best practices for its current and future members.
Explore your garment design and production options locally with Advance Pleating (they don’t actually do pleating!). This is a unique opportunity to see the inner workings at Advance, where they have spent decades providing highly specialized
Presenter: LANA HOGUE has worked in garment manufacturing for over 25 years. With extensive experience in production & operations both in the U.S. and off shore including Asia, Mexico & Central America, South America, and Caribbean Basin. Lana has worked as an employee or a consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $15 billion in sales. Her unique perspective will help you understand how to thrive in the world of manufacturing and maximize your return on investment.
NOTE: The tour will be limited to only 20 participants.
Preregistration is required.
When: NEW DATE Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:30am – 12pm
Where: San Francisco Mission area meeting place advised with sign up
Cost: $60 –payable at site (Students and PeopleWearSF Members $50)
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Good cloth + skilled tailors = great clothing. Named for the hand-sewing needles that are used by custom and bespoke tailors, Sharp and Between is a tailor training program that is being launched in Oakland. The goal is to produce a new generation of skilled and certified tailors. We expect to open a brick and mortar tailor shop in 2015, where paid apprentices will learn from master tailors and become certified in the trade.
Tailoring is a necessary sector of the garment economy. Handcraft tailors create clothing that is prized for its quality and perfect fit and is by its nature sustainable in its longevity. Working closely with a tailor is a way of purchasing clothing that is built upon the rich relationship between maker and consumer. It is one sure way of knowing where your clothing comes from and dressing yourself with confidence and pride in your purchases.
Help us reinvigorate the tailoring trade in the Bay Area and beyond by seeking us out, or another local tailor shop, for your next significant clothing purchase. Contact Nan Eastep, tailor and founder, to find out how you can get involved. read moreRead More
Mission: The platform for sustainable artists, educators and researchers to unite, as one community,expanding the awareness of healthy-fashion and eco-friendly apparel & products for people and the planet.
Thursday, September 25th – Kick off Reception & Clothing Swap Recology
Friday, September 26th – Sustainable Fashion Educational Symposium FIDM
Saturday, September 27th – Green Glam Fashion Show @ W HotelRead More
Fashion Incubator San Francisco – We are a 2014 Excellence in Business Awards finalist!
The Ebbies are presented by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and recognize leaders in job creation and business innovation.
The Excellence in Business Awards gala, presented by Bank of America, will take place the evening of Wednesday, October 1st at the Westin, Saint Francis Hotel. Ticket information available here.