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Prepare Designers For The Future

FiSF is a small non-profit organization with a big mission – to support job creation and economic growth in the Bay Area by mentoring emerging fashion and accessories businesses. More than 26 businesses have grown at FiSF, creating over 600 jobs and helping revitalize the fashion design community. Three success stories are Blade + Blue, Jessie Liu Collection, and Sarah Liller
We’ve also hosted over 50 events as part of our Public Programs, including presentations and discussions with leaders from Bolt Threads, Allbirds, Stitch Fix, Levi’s and Gap Inc, bringing together more than 3500 members of the business community.
Reflecting on the year and our successes, we’re proud of the work we’ve done. But we know we have to do more. With the retail landscape changing and new fashion business models driving growth, we have a responsibility to continue building a foundation of innovation for new and emerging guards of the industry. We are committed to this future and are incorporating new approaches to support this commitment - through education, partnerships, innovation, and more. We ask for your help in continuing our mission and programming, as well bring the following initiatives to the Incubator:

Fashion Business Seminars and Workshops 

  • A series of educational workshops dedicated to early-stage fashion designers and entrepreneurs looking to build the next-Gen fashion companies.

  • Funding used to cover costs of supplies and outside experts specializing in different aspects of the fashion and retail value chain (e.g., sourcing & production, business finance, social media marketing, 3D design, AR/VR/AI, and fashion technology).     

New Materials Library

  • A library of emerging materials to help entrepreneurs and brands design for the future, including bio-based textiles

  • Funding used to source and acquire materials for our collection, to showcase the library to designers and schools, and to host education about the new materials and applications.

Any donation will be gratefully accepted. Fashion Incubator San Francisco is a 501(c) (3) organization (FEIN 45-2138021). Contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for supporting startups and innovation.

Fran Farmer
Executive Director
Fashion Incubator SF