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The mission of the Oakland Fashion Network is to connect Oakland and East Bay fashion designers and industry professionals to share resources, ideas and promote events. We strive to connect designers with sewers, patternmakers, and suppliers. We promote Oakland fashion designers to create an enthusiastic audience that is excited to support them.
We will make Oakland a destination for fashion!
Starting in January 2014, we will be hosting monthly networking meetings, as well as quarterly events such as fashion shows, fabric swaps, and sales.
The founders of OFN are Paula Pfotenhauer and Sherry Koyama. Paula is the designer of Jeaja and has worked in quality control in overseas factories. She is experienced in all aspects of production from sample sewing, patternmaking, grading, and sourcing.
Sherry is launching her contemporary womens’ line, Harumi K. She is a graduate of the patternmaking program at Apparel Arts and has degrees in Art and Psychology from UC Davis.
To join the Oakland Fashion Network and recieve information on our upcoming events, please fill out the contact form below. We look forward to meeting you!