Local designers, a new company you’ll want to know about comes from RevelationByMe co-creator Eloisa Serrano, who’s started BayThread, a company focused on helping designers produce garments in small batches. We got the insider scoop from Serrano on pattern making, quality control and passion for design. Read on for our interview and more about a local company focused on local production.
In the heart of Old Oakland, it’s time for a catch up session on the latest with Popuphood. New retailers Umamimart and McMullen recently joined the mix of independent shops, and the organization is offering other interested independent retailers an opportunity to apply to the expanding project through its web site. Read on for the details.
Fierce, female Bay Area-based art collective Femme Cartel is seeking fashion illustration submissions for its upcoming show at Public Works, and you’ve got until April 22 to submit your work. These artistic ladies aim to include local talent and are looking for artists with a series of high quality illustrations or drawings focused on fashion design and or personal style. Bonus points for submissions that highlight diversity, including plus size, women of color, tattoos and sub-cultures.
Social media may seem easy enough, but if you’re a start-up fashion brand trying to carve out a space for yourself in the digital sphere, you already know that the process can be challenging. It was those very challenges that a group of social media aficionados and tech-curious entrepreneurs convened at Pigment Cosmetics to discuss during the most recent FASHION+TECH SF.
Who says San Francisco doesn’t care about style? Even the Mayor’s office is getting behind the local fashion industry with the launch of FashionSF, a new program that’s part of the City’s Start Here, Grow Here, Stay Here economic development initiative.