PeopleWearSF connects San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California sewn product industry professionals.

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.

Funding Your Fashion Business & the New Rules of Crowdfunding – March 24, 2016

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Funding Your Fashion Business & the New Rules of Crowdfunding – March 24, 2016

Join us for the truth behind crowdfunding, taught by an attorney who specializes in funding and two successful fashion entrepenuers who will give the honest truth about the benefits and the drawbacks of using crowdfunding platforms to fund and promote your business.

We’ll talk about the new equity crowdfunding platforms (for accredited and non-accredited investors), as well as the pre-order crowdfunding platforms.

The presenters will also share insight on their experience with traditional fundraising through loans, private investors, and purchase order financing.

For more informatoin and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding-your-fashion-business-the-new-rules-of-crowdfunding-tickets-22978423082

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SF State Bookstore Sells “Life Changing Apparel”

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on SF State Bookstore Sells “Life Changing Apparel”

lifechangingapparelOriginal Article at GoldenGateExpress.org
At the SF State bookstore, a rack of white hoodies and a few stacks of colorful, college-branded tops are indistinguishable from the rest of the store’s clothing, except for a small sign that reads “Life Changing Apparel.” The factory workers who made these Alta Gracia products earned a living wage.

SF State first offered Alta Gracia’s fair-trade apparel three and a half years ago, but the brand has never been a big seller, according to bookstore director Husam Erciyes.

“I don’t think a really big range of people know what it’s all about,” Erciyes said.

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San Francisco Fashion Incubator Event – Feb 23, 2016

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on San Francisco Fashion Incubator Event – Feb 23, 2016

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Super informative event. Thanks to all who attended and for Rachel for organizing it. For those of you who missed it, look up the companies represented. They offer innovative services ready to help small to midsized businesses.

Carley – PWSF Membership Chair

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The Tools of Effective Leadership – A Panel Presentation on Feb 23rd

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Tools of Effective Leadership – A Panel Presentation on Feb 23rd

The Tools of Effective Leadership – A Panel Presentation on Feb 23rd

How to Spend Less Time on Paperwork, & More Time Developing Your Brand’s Creative Vision

Join Us on February 23, 2016 at 6:30pm at Fashion Incubator SF

Entrepreneurs are often feeling overwhelmed as they try to become the experts of every subject matter field affecting their business. When creating an apparel company, it can be hard to focus on the more creative brand building aspects if you’re bogged down by business logistics. We want to put you in touch with services providers who can streamline your business, take care of the research stress, and the daily paperwork tasks.

We’ve put together a panel of companies that help solve some of the most common challenges apparel companies face with the logistics of growth. How do you hire your first employees, manage your inventory across several online retail platforms, keep track of your income and expenses, and limit risks of opening a physical store? This panel has your answers, and the tools to assist you.

Aside from having the tools to help, these panel members have been in your shoes too. They know what its like to be entrepreneurs and leaders. We’ll ask them to share secrets of effective time-management and task delegation.

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2016 Membership Meeting – Jan 28th

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 2016 Membership Meeting – Jan 28th

2016 Membership Meeting – Jan 28th

RSVP today for our first meeting of 2016! PeopleWearSF is planning a big year ahead. While we have some exciting plans that we’ll be sharing at this meeting,we’re looking to you, our community, to let us know what else we can do to supportyou and your businesses. We’ll also be seeking more volunteers to take on leadership roles for the projects you care about. Please come with calendars and your suggestions!

If you’re new to PeopleWearSF, this event will also be a great opportunity to make connections.

Stella Carakasi has offered to host our meeting. Please join us at Stella Studio 1370 10th Street at Gilman, Berkeley, CA 94710. Meeting begins at 6pm on January 28th.

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