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September 2016
$30

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

September 27 @ 6:00 pm
TechShop,
926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States
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If you are planning to produce apparel or sewn products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll learn how to set-up and manage your own manufacturing operation or use contract manufacturers. We will cover key considerations including: • Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business• Information and referrals to local factories and manufacturing resources• Acquiring facilities and where to look• Zoning and Permitting Issues• Obtaining financing• Addressing legal issues…

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October 2016

National Manufacturing Week: Mafia Bags Factory Tour

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mafia Bags Factory,
1122 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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MAFIA Bags, a design and manufacturing company specializing in handmade backpacks, totes, bags and accessories made from recycled sails, opens its doors! The co-owner and CEO, Marcos Mafia, will take the group for a visit of his manufacturing and retail space. Authentically designed for worldly spirits and adventurous souls, each MAFIA product is a fashionable representation of simplicity, functionality and personal expression. MAFIA’s product lines boast vibrant colors, contrasting textures, and exposed stitching. Whereby no item is exactly the same,…

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National Manufacturing Week: SFMade Orientation

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TechShop,
926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States
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Come learn about what we do and how we help manufacturing companies to succeed. We also invite you to attend the following events, all taking place around Manufacturing Day 2016: – Mafia Bags Factory Tour, 10/4 4pm – SFMade Orientation, 10/4 6pm – Finding and Securing Production Space for your Manufacturing Business, 10/6 6pm – Circa Corporation Factory Tour, 10/7 10am – Cut Loose Factory Tour, 10/7 1:30pm – Magnolia Brewing and Kara’s Cupcakes Factory Tours and Tasting, 10/7 4:30pm…

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$30

Finding and Securing Production Space for Your Manufacturing Business

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechShop,
926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States
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Through a series of case studies highlighting SFMade member companies, we will illustrate what kinds of spaces are available for light industrial production, where they are, and what you need to do to secure them. Whether you are a new company, in the process of expanding, or looking for a temporary pop-up location, this workshop will help you navigate your options and point you in the right direction. We will cover: Which San Francisco neighborhoods are zoned for light industrial…

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$10

National Manufacturing Week: Circa Corporation Factory Tour

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Circa Corporation,
1330 Fitzgerald Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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A unique opportunity to see a sewing factory in action! We will visit Circa, a San Francisco manufacturer of leather belts and accessories for a tour of the factory and presentation by CEO, Michael Saunders. Circa makes leather belts for brands such as the Gap and Tory Burch, as well accessories for a number of small independently owned companies. Come with your questions and learn specifically about: The factory and its capacity Minimum order requirements Process + Pricing LIMITED TO…

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