San Francisco’s first fashion incubator was introduced today with the goal of reclaiming the City’s legacy as a leader in the fashion apparel industry. Called the Fashion Incubator San Francisco at Macy’s Union Square (FISF), the group’s mission is to turn creative fashion apparel designers into successful San Francisco entrepreneurs.
FISF is a non-profit business development organization that will nurture and mentor the City’s fashion design talent and provide them the tools and resources needed to establish and grow businesses of their own. Each year FISF will provide six Designers in Residence with premier workshop space in Macy’s offices at Union Square where they can create new lines and showcase their collections to merchants, ranging from local boutiques to national retailers. FISF also will offer business operations training from experts in the San Francisco fashion and economic development communities. The first class of designers is expected to move into the FISF workshop in March 2012 for their yearlong training.
For more information on FISF and to learn how to get involved, visit www.fashionincubatorsf.org.
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