Garment manufacturing is quietly thriving in San Francisco, thanks to a plethora of local designers producing handmade clothing here in small batches and independent companies like SJ Manufacturing. “SJ” stands for Seymour Jaron, the president of SJ Manufacturing, whose 55+ years of experience in the garment industry have granted him living legend status in his field. We recently went inside the SJ headquarters, located in a South of Market warehouse full of local start-ups and sewing machines.
San Francisco’s most dedicated fashion fans took to the streets on the evening of September 8th to enjoy an assortment of Fashion’s Night Out events happening throughout the city. At Two Birds in Noe Valley, independent designer Ali Golden showed her new fall line, local designers’ jewelry hung on the walls and labels such as Parker, Halston Heritage and Elizabeth & James beckoned from the racks.