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.

Call for Fashion and Accessory Designers! Deadline Extended to 11/6

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments


The Oakland Fashion Network is excited to announce that the Holiday Designers’ Pop Up Market will take place on Sat. 11/29 at the newly built MetWest Auditorium at 314 E. 10th St., Oakland. This will be a super fun event during the peak holiday shopping season. We are looking for fashion and accessory designers who are interested in selling their wares.
To apply, please submit this form to us by November 6th.
For more information, please visit our website:
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Lana Hogue Presents: SAN FRANCISCO FACTORY TOUR (new date – October 18)

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

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

  • Studs, Grommets, Rhinestones & Eyelets
  • Smocking & Elastic Shirring
  • Bias, Piping, Binding
  • Covered buttons – all the way to 80 Ligne!
  • Heat transfers (don’t use an iron!)
  • Purl Edge, Picot Edge, Blanket Stitch
  • Fuse Block & Fused Pieces

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)

Email Sign Up:

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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.

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 more

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San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Symposium – September 25 – 27, 2014

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

IMG_1654_3Mission: 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 Hotel

Click here to view Panel Flyer

Click here to view Panel Flyer

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NEWS FLASH: FiSF is nominated for an Ebbie!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

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.

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