San Francisco

Annaborgia's Vegan Wedding Dresses Are Meant to be Reworn

I DO AGAIN A former wedding photographer, Annaborgia founder Daniela Degrassi has spent more than a decade hearing the complaints of unhappy bridesmaids. “I always found it…

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Rothy's Makes 3D-Knitted Ballet Flats From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Rothy’s just might be the shoe of the summer. Produced using a three-dimensional knitting technique that generates little to no waste, each seamlessly constructed ballet flat…

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Can the "World's Best" Hoodie Revitalize American Manufacturing?

American Giant sells direct to consumer using an online-only model, which cuts out the middle person. How did the brand take off with little to no marketing? Our initial product, the…

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Kin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art

For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life. Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in…

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Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in "Stronger Than Steel" Clothes

A Bay Area startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, has developed a synthetic,…

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Timbuk2 CEO Patti Cazzato Wants You to "Buy Less, Buy Better"

San Francisco based Timbuk2 has been producing world-class, customized gear since their humble beginnings in the garage of founder Rob Honeycutt in 1989. Last year we told you about…

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BeGood Wants to be the World's First Zero-Waste Clothing Retailer

With the “lofty ambitions” of becoming an entirely waste-free retailer, BeGood certainly have their work cut out for them. But they are managing to tackle to issue of waste in the…

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SFMade Supports Local Manufacturing in San Francisco

It’s hard to believe, but San Francisco used to be a thriving manufacturing hub that employed tens of thousands of workers as late as 1969. As businesses migrated production to…

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Levi's, SF 49ers Transform 12 Tons of Denim Into a "Field of Jeans"

GOOD SPORTS Creating the “Field of Jeans” was an ambitious endeavor. The entire process took 50 people more than 16 consecutive hours to complete. Collectively, the jeans…

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Minna Life's "KGoal" is the World's First Fitness Tracker for Your Kegels

Your vagina needs a workout just as much as the rest of your body, but remembering to do your Kegels and doing them correctly is an entirely different matter. Enter the KGoal, a small…

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"Cuff" is a Line of GPS-Enabled Jewelry That Double as Safety Devices

For those nervous about walking home alone at night, Cuff’s new line of GPS-enabled jewelry can give you some piece of mind and alert friends and family to your exact location. If…

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Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched what it’s calling the world’s first tech-enabled textile-recycling bin. Designed to make donating clothes, shoes, household linens,…

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Levi Strauss Unveils Dockers "Wellthread" Process for Sustainable Sourcing

On Wednesday night, Levi Strauss disrupted fast fashion by unveiling its Eureka Innovation Lab with the launch of Dockers Wellthread, a product development process and men’s line that…

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VIDEO: Gap Defends Its Decision Not to Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock As dozens of anti-sweatshop protestors faced arrest outside Gap’s annual shareholder meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, the retail giant defended…

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Self Edge Launches Darn-It! Vintage Denim Repair Studio in San Francisco

Repairing damaged goods is always better than buying anew, and Self-Edge‘s new Darn-It! studio tends to denim with an unparalleled eye for quality and authenticity. The…

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Michael Swaine's Free "Mending Library" Repairs Clothes, Community

A GUY WHO SEWS Sitting behind his makeshift “sewmobile” for the greater part of a decade, Swaine says he’s been able to step out of his professional purview to create…

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Everlane's Quality-Over-Quantity E-Commerce Model Espouses Less is More

Michael Preysman founded Everlane in November 2011 with the goal of overhauling the typical retail experience. Having quit his job at a venture-capital firm in San Francisco, Preysman…

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Woolrich Collaborates With Seabags, Timbuk2 on U.S.A.-Made Carryalls

Looks like Woolrich is giving Pendleton a run for its money with not one but two made-in-America collaborations in the hopper. The venerable outdoors-apparel label has teamed up with…

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