SFMade connects local manufacturers to each other for knowledge and resource sharing, business leads, and to collectively strengthen the manufacturing sector in San Francisco. We organize peer to peer and industry cluster networking mixers, provide business to business referrals, and connect companies to one another via the SFMade online community.
SFMade is honored to have been chosen to lead FashionSF- a special initiative by Mayor Ed Lee to strengthen and grow the apparel sector by supporting entrepreneur designers and manufacturers. SFMade, in partnership with the City, is working to expand and amplify our work in key areas including, making the critical linkage between San Francisco sewing factories and designers, and assisting designers in pursuing the option of setting up their own production facilities. Through special funding from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, SFMade will work specifically on providing:
• Educational workshops
• Sewing factory study tours
• Individual consultations
• Production space searches
• Assistance with hiring from the local workforce