San Francisco is home to a diverse network of creative entrepreneurs whose products enjoy a local following and global attention.

From apparel to technology-driven hardware, San Francisco is home to one of the most diverse manufacturing ecosystem. This panel and workshop will discuss the manufacturing challenges and realities of the local apparel industry that include industrial space & domestic production; benefits and challenges of manufacturing locally; affordable manufacturing space; hiring qualified workers; sustaining sales for high end, custom, and/or artisanal products. (Source : SFMade)

This essential workshop is for individuals, students and professionals looking to start or expand their business in the local San Francisco fashion industry and to learn from companies offering business services in manufacturing that are invaluable to success as a fashion entrepreneur. Perfect networking opportunity for fashion startups, fashion designers, students, retailers, entrepreneurs, boutique and business owners.