San Francisco Fashion Week [TM] 2015 is offering fashion walking tours this year! FASHION TOURS are guided walking & learning tours taking place during the day on Sat and Sun (Sept 26 and 27). Join us for Saturday’s SOMA maker movement tour featuring shared technical, development and retail spaces, or Sunday’s Made in SF tour featuring local fashion and accessory brands and retailers, or both! > RSVP TO ATTEND HERE!
Despite a general decline in overall US apparel and manufacturing sectors, San Francisco’s fashion industry, with 120 years of history and innovation, still ranks 3rd in the US and is currently undergoing a major renaissance as the leading strategic development hub for fashion and technology startups, wearable technologies, and retail and brand technology R&D and innovation eco-systems – San Francisco also enjoys a strong and vibrant maker and craft movement emphasizing both old-world techniques and world-class manufacturing expertise.
Sunday’s “Made in SF” Fashion Tour will start at Timbuk2, a cycling and urban culture messenger bag startup story that has grown into a manufacturer of custom design and ready-made bags and accessories. Timbuk2 has just launched a beautiful new FEMME Collection of elegant functionality-meets-luxe bags for women – we’ll view the production process and tour participants will receive 30% off purchases compliments of Timbuk2!
Next we’ll visit Self-Edge – a story of passion and dedication to the origins, culture, and brands of denim – particularly Japanese-made selvedge denim, which preserves and celebrates the process and techniques originally used to manufacture blue jeans in the early years of San Francisco’s history. Tour participants will receive 20% off anything purchased during the tour compliments of Self-Edge!