PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

 
 

Sustainability and Fair Trade

 Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. There is also a significant trend for retailers to offer  ethical  clothing ranges made from organic cotton or produced by  Fair Trade manufacturers

Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. There is also a significant trend for retailers to offer ethical clothing ranges made from organic cotton or produced by Fair Trade manufacturers

 

Fashion Tech Eco System

 To keep pace, luxury companies must open themselves up and develop and nurture an ecosystem  of third parties who can build on and around their existing brand assets, much like the host of partners, from  tech  giants to small independent contractors, who have built apps for Apple's iOS devices,   

To keep pace, luxury companies must open themselves up and develop and nurture anecosystem of third parties who can build on and around their existing brand assets, much like the host of partners, from tech giants to small independent contractors, who have built apps for Apple's iOS devices,

 

3D Printing

 Additive manufacturing/ 3D printing  is a disruptive force in the manufacturing world. Increasingly, it is being used to make parts and products that cannot be manufactured with traditional machining or laser processing methods. A steady procession of new technologies and equipment continues to enter the marketplace.   

Additive manufacturing/3D printing is a disruptive force in the manufacturing world. Increasingly, it is being used to make parts and products that cannot be manufactured with traditional machining or laser processing methods. A steady procession of new technologies and equipment continues to enter the marketplace.

 

Manufacturing (China+SF)

 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs developing consumer electronics devices today have the luxury of building  manufacturing  prototypes with teams of designers and engineers who work directly with factories  China ; SF's  deep root in  manufacturing  from  China  give us leverage for pricing and quality.   

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs developing consumer electronics devices today have the luxury of building manufacturing prototypes with teams of designers and engineers who work directly with factories China; SF's  deep root in manufacturing from China give us leverage for pricing and quality.

 

International Product Showcase

 The industry is constantly changing. That leads to many work opportunities – if not much  job  security– in the world of fashion . Whether you're looking to break into the industry for the first time or  find  a new gig,  Careers in the  Fashion  Industry fashion  career  to help students find opportunities, explore careers/majors and make connections. 

The industry is constantly changing. That leads to many work opportunities – if not much job security– in the world offashion. Whether you're looking to break into the industry for the first time or find a new gig,  Careers in the Fashion Industry fashion career to help students find opportunities, explore careers/majors and make connections. 

Women in Tech

  Women in tech  are still facing significant barriers in the workplace—from a shortage of women role models, to gender-based pay gap, to persistent gender bias that nearly 90% of them say they have experienced. There's a major gender gap when it comes to  women  in the technology field, but those numbers are changing in big ways. 

Women in tech are still facing significant barriers in the workplace—from a shortage of women role models, to gender-based pay gap, to persistent gender bias that nearly 90% of them say they have experienced. There's a major gender gap when it comes to women in the technology field, but those numbers are changing in big ways. 

 

Wearable Technology

 The role technology plays in our lives is rapidly growing, as we become increasingly dependent on it and less willing to separate ourselves from it. The rise of wearable technology, from fitness trackers and the Apple Watch to Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens, has been fueled by technology’s tendency to get faster and smaller at the same time. 

The role technology plays in our lives is rapidly growing, as we become increasingly dependent on it and less willing to separate ourselves from it. The rise of wearable technology, from fitness trackers and the Apple Watch to Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens, has been fueled by technology’s tendency to get faster and smaller at the same time. 

Immersive Technology (VR/AR/AI)

 “Immersive Technologies” have the potential to change not only Gaming and Entertainment but much, much more. Immersive Technologies are already being implemented in the Medical, Oil & Gas, Marketing, Architecture, Aerospace, and Education fields with great success. These technologies are poised to change the face of entertainment over the past few years. 

“Immersive Technologies” have the potential to change not only Gaming and Entertainment but much, much more. Immersive Technologies are already being implemented in the Medical, Oil & Gas, Marketing, Architecture, Aerospace, and Education fields with great success. These technologies are poised to change the face of entertainment over the past few years. 

Fashion Job Fair

 The industry is constantly changing. That leads to many work opportunities – if not much  job  security– in the world of fashion . Whether you're looking to break into the industry for the first time or  find  a new gig,  Careers in the  Fashion  Industry fashion  career  to help students find opportunities, explore careers/majors and make connections. 

The industry is constantly changing. That leads to many work opportunities – if not much job security– in the world offashion. Whether you're looking to break into the industry for the first time or find a new gig,  Careers in the Fashion Industry fashion career to help students find opportunities, explore careers/majors and make connections. 

Diversity

 The fashion industry has become more diverse, more inclusive. More open. It is less them-vs.-you. It is us. Yes, fashion still has its flaws. Designers often still have tunnel vision. The industry still makes head-smacking gaffes. There are far too many cases of profound insensitivity and cavalier cultural appropriation.

The fashion industry has become more diverse, more inclusive. More open. It is less them-vs.-you. It is us. Yes, fashion still has its flaws. Designers often still have tunnel vision. The industry still makes head-smacking gaffes. There are far too many cases of profound insensitivity and cavalier cultural appropriation.

 

Fashion Incubator /Pitch Event

 Participating startups will present their emerging  fashion / tech  startup or product. A professional panel will provide business critiques and the audience is also welcome to offer feedback to the presenting startups. The  competition  for international start-ups in the  tech - fashion  field has a unique challenge: powering the  Fashion  Chain forward.    

Participating startups will present their emerging fashion/tech startup or product. A professional panel will provide business critiques and the audience is also welcome to offer feedback to the presenting startups. The competition for international start-ups in the tech-fashion field has a unique challenge: powering the Fashion Chain forward. 

 

Hardware & Makers

 The  maker  culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. The  maker  culture in general supports open-source  hardware .   

The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. The maker culture in general supports open-source hardware.

 

Retail + Blockchain

  Blockchain  has emerged as an exciting new development across the  retail  industry,Opening the Doors to  Blockchain .  Retailers  increasingly recognize  blockchain's  transformative ability to streamline operations, ensure product authenticity and enable tighter supply chain collaboration, our latest study reveals.   

Blockchain has emerged as an exciting new development across the retail industry,Opening the Doors to BlockchainRetailers increasingly recognize blockchain's transformative ability to streamline operations, ensure product authenticity and enable tighter supply chain collaboration, our latest study reveals.

 

Runway / Fashion Shows

 This years  fashion showcase  and reveal will leave attendees at the edge of their seats as fashion designers from across the Globe SFFW present some of their latest collections and accessories. to display and promote the brands and collections of fashion designers from all over the world   

This years fashion showcase and reveal will leave attendees at the edge of their seats as fashion designers from across the Globe SFFW present some of their latest collections and accessories. to display and promote the brands and collections of fashion designers from all over the world

 

Mentorship/Internship

  Developing a mentorship program  is one way of formalizing the relationship between individuals in a professional setting and to expand the local industry of creative, design and arts. 

Developing a mentorship program is one way of formalizing the relationship between individuals in a professional setting and to expand the local industry of creative, design and arts. 

 
 

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