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May 16 Fashion Market SF “Are You Market Ready?” Workshop

We enjoyed a great class on May 16th full of a range of fashion designers from contemporary to tee-shirts, garden-wear, eco-friendly and jewelry! See photos of designers presenting their collections to the group for feedback to learn if they are “Market Ready!

Attendees included: Field Day Wearables, Sonas Denim, Ecolett, Velvet Otterhound, R by Reeti, Michael Williams Graphic Handpainted Tees, Jennifer Ly Contemporary Women’s Apparel, Gardens of California, with special website presentation by Alylee.com, and Liz Caruana Photography.

If you would like to sign up for one of our workshops, please register your brand here.

All photos credited to Liz Caruana, San Francisco Fashion Photographer.

San Francisco Designer Workshops and Networking Events – Is Your Brand “Market Ready”?

Register to Attend one of our Designer Workshops here.

Apparel, Handbag, Jewelry and Accessory Designers – Meet with an intimate group of fellow designers who are launching their brand (or have recently launched their line) just like you! Receive market evaluation from a seasoned fashion sales representative, Karri Ann Frerichs, and an award winning marketing professional, Leslie Lum Co-Founders of Fashion Market SF.

Bring 3-5 of your collection samples as well as your line sheets, look books and other marketing materials and meet with other designers in a showroom setting. We’ll have racks and tables to display your samples and plenty of comfortable seating. Each event is limited to just 10 fashion designers so that we can give individual consultation to each brand.

Event Agenda

  • 6:00-6:30 – Enjoy refreshments and network with fellow fashion, jewelry and accessory designers.
  • 6:30-7:00 – Karri Ann Frerichs (www.AltitudeShowroom.com), and Leslie Lum (www.LeslieLum.com), co-founders of Fashion market SF, will speak about what buyers are looking for, how to become “market ready,” and how best to market and promote your brand through targeted networking tools and social media marketing platforms.
  • 7:00-9:00 – Each designers receives 10-15 minutes to present their line and receive evaluation. Are you priced competitively? Can your look book and line sheet be improved? What brands and stores should you position your line with? What are some innovative ways you can market your line?

Workshop Location:
San Francisco Fashion Collective Showrooms
680 8th St. #240 (2nd Floor of the Sobel Building)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Available Dates:
Monday, May 16 (View Photos)
Wednesday, June 1 (only 2 spaces left)

There is free parking in the back of the building. Easy access from Muni Lines 19, 27, 47, 22. The Sobel Building closes to the public at 5pm, so please call Karri Ann at 415-738-6298 to be let in.

Each workshop is limited to 10 brands. Registration fee is $40 per person.

Reserve your preferred date by registering here.