Bay Area Fashion Happenings

If you are looking for fashion-related things to do in the Bay Area, we’ve got you covered. The Cañada College Fashion Show is coming up on Sunday, May 17 at 2pm. More details coming soon! The Textile Arts Council has several upcoming talks. In Berkeley, the Lacis Museum has an exhibit on paper cutting. The […]

Cañada College’s
Local Fashion
Industry Connection

We think the Cañada College Fashion Design and Merchandising Department is top notch. One of the things we value is our proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area fashion industry. Our students often pull from their experiences in internships, jobs, and/or local fashion exposure as well as their class lectures to complete their assignments. Our […]

Bay Area
Textile Exhibits

Here are a few current Bay Area exhibits worth checking out. Lace: Labor and Luxury at the de Young Museum through Nov. 30, 2014 From the de Young website: Lace: Labor and Luxury highlights the artistry of lace and contextualizes this artform within centuries of fashion history. In the small Textile Education Gallery, portraits of […]

Local Exhibit:
San Jose

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is hosting an exhibit called Metamorphosis: Clothing and Identity. The exhibit runs through April 27, 2014. From the museum’s site: Metamorphosis: Clothing & Identity is a retrospective of the San Francisco Bay Area Art-to-Wear movement and traces the evolution of the rich history and legacy of this […]


The Peninsula Museum of Art is showcasing soft sculpture work by artist Susan Else from October 20, 2013 to January 26, 2014. Susan creates sculptures and then covers them in fabric–similar to how fashion covers the body. Admission is free. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. The Peninsula Museum of Art is located at […]

Field Trip:
Museum of American Heritage

A few of us ventured into Palo Alto to check out the exhibit Fiber to Fabric: A History of American Textile Production at the Museum of American Heritage. It is a great exhibit with plenty to touch, and a few things to only view. It would be perfect for anyone taking Textiles in the Fall […]

Bay Area Industry

In the Spring, our department chair Ronda Chaney, takes students all over the city to show them what the local fashion industry looks like. They spend time with designers, contractors, manufacturers, manufacturer reps, and small, medium, and large businesses. Our students learn so much during this course, Introduction to the Fashion Industry. Here’s what a […]

Around Town

The San Francisco Chronicle has this great article about Pop Outerwear a local company that makes clothing “built for the snow, designed for the city.” Check out the Pop Outerwear website here. In other news, today is the deadline for Mod Cloth’s Make the Cut latest design challenge.


Have you heard about FabMo? They collect fabric swatches from the design firms in and around San Francisco and distribute them to makers in the area for a small donation. They have a selection event happening this week. You can schedule your appointment here. Have you made anything with FabMo fabric? If so, what?