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.

PWSF Member – Bespoke Whitebox Popup Store at Westfield Centre

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

One of PeopleWearSF members, Fashion Incubator of San Francisco, is preparing to launch some of its designers at Bespoke Whitebox Popup retail space at Westfield Centre in downtown San Francisco. We are proud to promote this exciting new retail space, open for most of June only (opening May 28th), so please make the effort to see the talent here in San Francisco! Read more at FiSH

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Female inmates in S.F. sewing a way out

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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San Francisco State University professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Connie Ulasewicz goes of the finishing touches on a project with San Francisco County jail inmate Johnetta Dixon on Monday May 11, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. Dixon finished six weeks of sewing instruction at the county jail and hopes to use her new skills in the future.

PeopleWearSF continues to support different groups to learn sewing skills, in hopes of encouraging them to join the sewing industry workforce. While being a sewing operator is a skilled job, learning to sew is the first step in becoming a sewing industry professional. It is our hope, with projects like this one, organized by PeopleWearSF President Gail Baugh and treasurer Connie Ulasewicz, will inspire a new generation of local, skilled sewing industry professionals. Read more at SFGATE

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Students teach inmates sewing skills

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Students teach inmates sewing skills

SF State News – April 24, 2015

Five college students enter San Francisco’s County Jail #2 bringing used, cut-up tablecloths, wearing clothing carefully selected to avoid certain colors, only closed-toed shoes, no jewelry. When they leave, the inmates they have taught come away with sewing skills, handmade tote bags and, the SF State group hopes, interest in a new career path.

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Student Russell Esmus and Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz are part of a program teaching inmates at a local jail the basics of sewing.

Student Russell Esmus and Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz are part of a program teaching inmates at a local jail the basics of sewing.

For six weeks, San Francisco State University graduate students enrolled in a social entrepreneurship class are teaching female inmates the basics of sewing. This pilot project, organized with the Sheriff’s Department by Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Connie Ulasewicz and Lecturer Gail Baugh, is part of a geometry class offered to inmates that counts toward a high-school equivalency certificate.

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PeopleWearSF Networking Event – Tues June 9, 2015

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog, Featured Articles | Comments Off on PeopleWearSF Networking Event – Tues June 9, 2015

PeopleWearSF Networking Event – Tues June 9, 2015

You’ve been asking, and we are now announcing the next…

PeopleWearSF Networking Event
San Francisco State University – Downtown Campus
835 Market St, San Francisco, 6th floor
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
6-8 pm only

PWSF Members Free / Non-Members $20 at the door

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Networking Event

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Learn about the International Fiber Recycling Symposium, that will be in-progress during the day. This special networking event will give you the opportunity to see:

  • International research in the field of fiber recycling
    Researchers from Sweden, Denmark. UK, Japan, and the US will show their investigations in large poster format
  • Exhibition of the finalists and winners of the international design competition
    Designers from Japan, New Zealand, and the US. utilizing discarded clothing

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5th International Fiber Recycling Symposium coming this June

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on 5th International Fiber Recycling Symposium coming this June

2015 International Fiber Recycling Symposium
Bringing together textile professionals to find solutions for fiber recycling

San Francisco, CA. – March 20, 2015. The International Fiber Recycling Symposium will hold its fifth gathering of textile and fiber industry professionals and academics in San Francisco, CA this coming June 8-10.

This will be the first time the International Fiber Recycling Symposium will be held on the West Coast. There is a growing need to connect interior design and apparel industry leaders and professionals with fiber and textile researchers to create solutions that keeps discarded textiles out of the landfill. Fiber recycling is a concept that is still being introduced in the United States. Over 22 million tons of fiber waste

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