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Babette Pinsky featured in Hue Magazine

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Babette: a collection at the nexus of art and fashion. Discover Creative Director Babette’s Pinsky’s journey to designing a national brand.

Her Aim is True: Half a century after opening her own firm, Babette Wiener Pinsky, Apparel Design ’62, stays faithful to her vision

"Her Aim is True: Half a century after opening her own firm, Babette Wiener Pinsky, Apparel Design ’62, stays faithful to her vision" read the full article

Read the full article at Hue Magazine – A Magazine of The Fashion Institute of Technology

The story of the fashion label Babette is remarkable: Babette Wiener Pinsky started the company in 1968 to create funky-yet-wearable clothes. Forty-six years later, she’s still designing, and you don’t have to squint to see the sophisticated, modernist style in her fashions. The $11 million concern has 100 employees and eight stores nationally, plus e-commerce. Though the fabrics are often sourced in Asia—usually Japan, which manufactures the high-twist (meaning silky and well-draping) microfibers Pinsky prefers—the garments have always been designed and made in the Bay Area. This year, she was nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award. She told the award committee, “For me, there has never been any reason to move my business overseas. American-made means health insurance, preventive care, and fair treatment of workers.” read more

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Call for Designers

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

_DSC1195_AmoreOakland Fashion Network is accepting submissions for our next fashion show! This show is open to men’s and women’s fashion designers and will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 on BART! Designers will create one avant-garde look.

The theme of the show is Bay Area Rapid Transformation

We all know we are in the middle of an intense transformation. San Francisco is getting googlelier and googlier while Oakland is gaining more artists, restaurants, bars, hipsters, higher rents….. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? The only thing you can count on in life is change; how you perceive that change is what matters.

For more info and to submit, please go to: http://bit.ly/1Ggd0Xe and www.oaklandfashion.org

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Designers – FiSF Applications open for 2015

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Click here for Application Info

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Gail Baugh’s Presentations from DG Expo

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

It was great to meet industry professionals who are trying to get the help to be successful in their businesses. I’ve included both presentations here:  1) Communicating so your suppliers will listen and 2) World of Dyeing & Printing: Creating competitive advantage.
Please review the PeopleWearSF website for further support, and contact board members who may be able to help further.

Best regards,

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Fabric & Trim Show – Nov 23-24 @ San Francisco Hilton

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

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Where: San Francisco Hilton Financial District
750 Kearny Street, 2nd Floor & Grand Ballroom

When: Sunday, November 23 / 11:30AM to 6:30PM
& Monday, November 24 / 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Plus a 3 day Seminar Program (Starts on Saturday November 22)

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Sharp & Between – Retail Tailor Shop and Tailor Training Program

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

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.

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