Tuesday, November 17
Magnifeco Book Launch at Amour Vert Fillmore Street Pop-Up
We could talk endlessly about sustainability issues in fashion and apparel manufacturing. We often get asked, but where does one buy ethically-made fashion? Look no further! Bay Area friends, please join us in celebrating our dear friend Kate Black of MAGNIFECO.com and her newly published book, Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty. Tuesday, November 17 at Amour Vert's 1905 Fillmore Street Pop-Up. Meet Kate Black! We'll be there!
Since 2008, Magnifeco has been "the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living." Kate Black's book is more than just a shopping guide reviewing brands and retailers: it's also filled with interviews with fashion industry insiders, thoroughly researched and full of nuanced discussion about what's "ethical" and "non-toxic" and why, written in an engaging and informed voice. Magnifeco has supported and profiled Feral Childe over the years and we're delighted to be mentioned in this beautiful new resource among so many of our peers!
Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty, is available at bookstores across the country (or get your copy at the Amour Vert event). Follow @Magnifeco @EcoSessions
"Magnifeco helps us (fashionistas and shoppers alike!) make better choices in our shopping decisions and discover brands that are doing it better. A phenomenal resource for our #buybetter toolbox." - Amber Valletta, fashion icon, actress, and founder, Master & Muse
"Finally, a book that cuts through the noise and shows us exactly how to shop ethically and sustainably, from our hair and makeup down to the shoes on our feet." - Elizabeth L. Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
August 13, 2015 6-8PM
San Francisco FIDM Alumni Business Workshop
From Inception To Retail: Starting A Line
Join us for an informative evening with a panel of apparel industry professionals on the basics of starting your own apparel business.
The panel will discuss topics including:
· Apparel Law
· Wholesale Sales
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Location: FIDM San Francisco Campus 55 Stockton Street. 5th Floor
Sponsored by: FIDM Alumni Relations
Our evening panel includes:
Rachel Fischbein Esq., Founder of Law On The Runway
Jennifer Olivo, Designer, Artist and Creator, Jennifer Loel Designs
Alice Wu, Co-founder, Feral Childe
Amanda Watson, FIDM Alumni and Principal, VendorSalon.com Showroom
Panel Moderator: FIDM Alumni Ivy Moya and Owner, Ivy Moya Fine Fabrics
Cost: Free for FIDM Alumni, Guests $20 before 8/10, $25 after 8/10.
Kindly register on Eventbrite.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
March and April
Sharp & Between: Tailoring Workshops at Feral Childe West
Feral Childe's Oakland studio is delighted to host Tailoring Workshops this spring! Sign up in advance for intensive tailoring clinics taught by Todd Hudson. This series is produced by Sharp & Between, a Bay Area teaching tailor cooperative. Local tailors combine their skills and experience to create a variety of tailoring courses and workshops in custom and bespoke tailoring, alterations, mending and repair, repurposing and sewing machine use and maintenance for students of all levels. For class details and to register, see Eventbrite.
Advanced Shirt Making by Todd Hudson on Mon/Tues 3/16-17 and 3/23-24
Advanced Shirt Making by Todd Hudson on Sat/Sun 3/21-22 and 3/28-29 Mon/Tues
Shirt Making Clinics by Todd Hudson last week in March, all April Sun/Mon
Shirt Making Clinics by Todd Hudson all April
About Todd Hudson: Since 2005, Todd has been making patterns, samples, costumes and custom menswear professionally. He graduated in 1996 from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he grew up, with a B.A. in Psychology. Before switching to apparel, he worked in audio, semi-conductor manufacturing and software. Frustrated by ready to wear, he learned how to cut and sew trousers for his petite frame. He studied pattern cutting and sewing at Apparel Arts in San Francisco and took apparel classes at City College in San Francisco.
Friday & Saturday, December 5-6
Feral Childe Oakland Studio Holiday Shopping Hours
Stop by this weekend for some Feral Childe studio shopping. We've just returned from NY and brought back additional styles and colors, as well as Feral Childe printed and solid fabrics by the yard for your personal sewing projects. Come on over! We'll have some light refreshments and holiday cheer. All are invited, but kindly let us know if you plan to stop by since space is limited.
We'll be away later this month through the New Year, so get your Feral Childe fix now:
Feral Childe Oakland Studio Holiday Shopping
Friday, December 5
Saturday, December 6
4797 Telegraph Ave @48th St.
Oakland 94609 (Temescal)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday & Sunday, October 4-5 12pm-6pm
OGAARD "Gradient Pink"
For OGAARD we join local designers and makers in a celebration of color and natural dyes. Come see what we made with our fabrics, hand-dyed in cochineal by OGAARD's own Tessa Watson
Saturday, October 11 11am-6pm
CAMERON MARKS TRUNKSHOW
Please join us at the newly expanded Cameron Marks Boutique in Santa Cruz! Meet one-half of Feral Childe, Alice Wu, and shop from the FW14 collection, The Medium is the Message.
Thursday, September 18 5-8pm
FALL COLLECTION TRUNKSHOW AT BHOOMKI
We invite you to our Fall Trunkshow at Bhoomki boutique:
Thursday, September 18
158 Fifth Ave
(between Degraw and Douglass)
Meet designers Alice and Moriah, and shop from the new collection at 10% off one night only, and a sale selection from past collections. Enjoy some bubbly and light refreshments. Let's celebrate fall together in style! RSVP recommended, as space is limited. Please get in touch at email@example.com.
Thursday, September 11 6-9pm
FALL COLLECTION RELEASE PARTY
Please join us at Market 194 on Thursday 9/11:
Feral Childe Fall 2014 Collection Release Party
Thursday, September 11
194 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
(between Prince and Spring)
The new collection for Fall 2014 is THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE. Join us for a celebratory first look! Shop from the new collection. RSVP recommended, as space is limited. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 16 12-5pm
STUDIO SALE AT FERAL CHILDE WEST:
End of Season Blowout in Oakland
Friday-Sunday, August 15-17 11am-6pm
GREAT MINDS SAMPLE SALE AT SWORDS-SMITH:
Multi-Designer Event in Williamsburg
It's a weekend of sales on both coasts!
Please join us at Feral Childe West on Saturday 8/16:
Feral Childe End-of-Season Studio Sale
Saturday, August 16
4797 Telegraph Ave @48th St.
Oakland 94609 (Temescal)
*Everything 30-80% Off
*Current Season, Samples, Experiments, Seconds
*Limited Sizes, so come early or ask away if you are looking for a particular style
*Feral Childe printed fabrics available for your apparel and home projects
Come shop, come say hi. Bring your friends, and expect make new friends while in various states of undress. Let us know if you can make it, so we know how much food and drink to prepare.
If you are in NY, mark your calendars for 8/15-8/17. We are participating in a multi-designer sample sale in Williamsburg at Swords-Smith, 98 South 4th St. Happy shopping!
Friday, June 6 7-10pm
WRITERS WITH CLOTHES:
A Literary Gathering at Feral Childe West
Feral Childe and poet Sara Wintz are your hosts for an evening of sartorial readings by Stephanie Young and A.K. Elder. Come as you are! It's First Friday, so our studio will be open from 5pm onwards. WRITERS WITH CLOTHES commences at 7pm.
A.K. ELDER is an East Coast transplant living and writing in Oakland, California. She got her start in the visual arts, then switched to words. She has published in Gastronomica, and is currently looking to publish a novel. On her off time, she hangs out with her husband and son.
STEPHANIE YOUNG lives and works in Oakland. Her most recent book is URSULA or UNIVERSITY. Other poetry includes Picture Palace and Telling the Future Off. With Juliana Spahr, she edited A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism. She edited the anthology Bay Poetics, and is managing editor of Deep Oakland.
Will you join us? Let us know at email@example.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Our studio is at 4797 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 94609 (Temescal).
Image: Constantin Brancusi - Lizica Codreanu studies in costumes designed by Brancusi, Paris, 1924