Runway 2018: Diverge

Thursday, May 11th,

San Francisco State University students of Apparel Design & Merchandising presented Runway 2018: Diverge.

Apparel Design & Merchandising major students created the show, from program to marketing to the floor set. The Junior and Senior Apparel Design students created over 120 looks and lines.
The show was well designed and executed; exciting, innovative, creative and fun!

Two Sweet Dreams graduates are part of the SFSU program: Orisa is a senior in Merchandising graduating in 2018, and Madina is a junior Majoring in design.

We are proud of our graduates. And congratulate them for following their dreams into the world of design and merchandising.

We, Sweet Dreams, are thrilled to have sponsored Runway 18. Thanks to Orisa for coordinating our support.

























Sweet dreams, entrepreneurship project

Our entrepreneurship project, Sweet Dreams has a revamped website! Great improved look! See Sweet Dreams @ 

Young female entrepreneurs mature and grow their business through this highly successful program. Members have developed a system to maintain all Sweet Dreams’ financial and business transactions and continue to design, produce and market their line of lavender eye pillows in retail outlets throughout Northern California. They market their eye pillows, neck pillows, yoga mat bags, post consumer zip cases, burlap beach bags and laundry bags online, at the local SFMADE Holiday Gift Fair 2017 and an exciting Pop-Up @ Mission Pie in San Francisco. This year their test market products included eco bags for shopping bulk and lavender sachets.

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


After eight years of being fiscally sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California we have moved the project to the Peace Development Fund. We are grateful for all the years of support and mentorship from the Women’s Foundation. The Peace Development Fund is a progressive 501(c)(3) public foundation with a focus on peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. They fiscally sponsor 40 groups nationally. We’re excited about the move and look forward to partnering with Staff and other sponsored projects at PDF.

Expanded vocational curriculum

We continue to provide a supportive and creative community for immigrant and low-income young women of color who face significant barriers to their education, employment and financial self-sufficiency; barriers like poverty, discrimination and neighborhood violence.

We continue to create a curriculum and environment that builds self-esteem and confidence, collaboration skills and sisterhood for high-potential young women so they can thrive today and in the future.



What is new and exciting: Fall 2017

We started a one-of-a-kind intergenerational vocational arts sewing class at Independence High School in partnership with Success Center San Francisco, which has a successful GED program at Independence. Our class includes GED students, high school students and community members, ages 13-75. This program is an exciting concept, and we are thrilled to be part of this creative and bold adventure.



Since 2007 Turning Heads has collaborated with the Felton Institute/Family Service Agency at Hill Top High School, SFUSD high school for pregnant and teen Moms, and provided two ten week sessions of vocational arts sewing instruction. We offer hand and machine sewing, basic design, construction and exposure to the principles of entrepreneurship.

What is new and exciting: Fall 2016

Our long term, 11 years long, after school sewing program at Hill Top is now integrated into the school day. Our students receive credit toward graduation for attending Turning Heads vocational arts sewing classes. The result is a hugh success: more students attend, our class has stabilized and students are making exciting projects. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.