Shop handmade @ SFMade Holiday Fair 2017: December 17, 2017

The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco!
SFMade presents its 7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus. The shopping extravaganza features locally made gift items from over 70 different SFMade vendors. The Fair’s unique products include jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, other gourmet gifts, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decorations, and stationery – all from local manufacturers and artisans who make their products in San Francisco.
Shoppers can also purchase artwork from CCA students.
Sunday, December 17th
11:00AM – 5:00PM
California College of the Arts
The Nave, 1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107
Free of charge

Sweeten you season! Shop Local, Shop Handmade!

JOIN US at one or all of our 3 holiday selling events.

1.  Bazaar Bizarre

Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd 2012

Concourse Exhibition Center EAST HALL
620 Seventh St. (at Brannan)
 San Francisco, CA 94103-4901 11-6PM – FREE TO ATTEND. Sweet Dreams Booth # 24/25

2.  Global Exchange Fair Trade Store

  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, 4-7pm.

Give Back with Fair Trade Shopping Night #3

4018 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

SHOP to support Turning Heads & Sweet Dreams:                                                 20% of all sales given to back to us!

3.  3rd Annual Sweet Dreams Holiday Open Studio

  • DECEMBER 12th, 2012, 4-7:30.

520 Hampshire Street @ Mariposa San Francisco, CA 94114

SHOP to support Sweet Dreams. 100% of sales go to the young women members. New products, food, refreshments.

Spark Workshops with Sweet Dreams

Spark is a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest in grassroots women’s organizations to improve the lives of women around the world.  In San Francisco, SPARK has been providing Sweet Dreams with a year of pro bono workshops to assist with their operation of their business. They are indeed      “business women in the making. “

  • Topics to be covered include:

*Personal Finance: saving, budgeting, access to credit
*Building Customer & Fan Base through Social Media
*Intro to Excel for Personal and Business Budgeting
*Solidifying the Sweet Dreams Value Proposition
*Career Night
*Leadership / Self-Awareness / Confidence Building
*Intro to Merchandise Planning/Retail
*Sales and Negotiations


Fashion Showcase


This Earth Day inspired showcase celebrated the creativity and strides of Turning Heads’ at-risk San Francisco youth with a love for sewing and fashion as they set new sights for themselves through the mentorship of aspiring CCSF fashion designers. Eight teams, 1 CCSF designer paired with 1 Turning Heads designer, transformed recycled clothing from Goodwill Industries into exquisite evening wear.

April 25, 2012 over 100 guests: designers, colleagues from local design programs, families, friends and interested fashionistas crowded into the downtown Wells Fargo Bank for a lively evening of models sporting the stunning, sparkling eveningwear, refreshments and much networking.

“Fun collaborating with someone who is more skilled and a different point of view.” – Veronica, Turning Heads student designer

“I was impressed with how well everyone came together in partnership and created such beautiful dresses.” – Melissa, Turning Heads student


CCA Fashion Sustainability Students and Turning Heads Team Up

California College of the Arts Fashion Sustainability Students, Sandra and Ann, in collaboration with Turning Heads Sewing & Fashion Design are creating a Community Repair Project.  Turning Heads youth created one jacket, pattern piece by pattern piece. Each young woman designed and handcrafted two pieces answering the question: “What does sewing mean to me?” Their love of sewing and the act of making the jacket as a team bound them together as a community of young women. “Repair” is a community art project that was showcased for a week at the CCA gallery at the San Francisco campus. The overarching goal was to give these young women the opportunity to express their creativity, and work together to bring this project to fruition, thus empowering them through the exhibition of their work.