Fashion Incubator San Francisco

FiSF is the Fashion Incubator San Francisco


FiSF is the Fashion Incubator San Francisco — a non-profit, 501c3 organization formed in 2011 to help turn creative fashion apparel designers into successful San Francisco entrepreneurs.


FiSF was created to sustain local fashion designers so they can establish flourishing apparel businesses and create employment opportunities in San Francisco. The mission of Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF), a non-profit 501c3 Corporation, is to accelerate emerging apparel and accessories design businesses while supporting fashion industry economic growth and job creation in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Participants receive individualized mentoring from fashion industry experts and business development professionals. The members are supported to stay current on industry trends through educational courses and free access to our public programs that bring together the regional design community. The company offers design studio space and high-profile opportunities to showcase new lines. Fashion Incubator San Francisco is for entrepreneurs who are serious about scaling their existing businesses.

Examples of designers

Diarra Bousso

DIARRABLU, a conscious modern lifestyle brand centred on practical and adaptable pieces designed with mathematics. Diarra’s explores the use of math algorithms in fashion.

Anastasiya Yatsuk

TextileHaus is a woman’s fashion brand excited by contemporary aesthetics and innovative design. Founded by Anastasiya Yatsuk, TextileHaus offers a sensible and minimalist plan for dressing.


“FISF is an innovative way to drive creative design and entrepreneurial success in San Francisco’s fashion industry,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “By providing wrap-around business support to the City’s fashion designers, FISF will help keep our creative talent here, while building an economic base for continued job growth.”

“FISF will help local designers get plugged into the many local resources and talents that the San Francisco business community has to offer,” said Dennis Conaghan, executive director of the San Francisco Center for Economic Development and president of the FISF board of directors. “We applaud the efforts of independent organizations like FISF for their work in helping aspiring entrepreneurs flourish in their chosen industry.”