Former Student:
Alda Loo

We recently connected with Alda Loo, a former student to learn more about what she is up to and how her experiences in the Cañada College Fashion Design and Merchandising Department helped her get to where she is today. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What degree did you receive from Cañada? Alda Loo (AL): I graduated […]


Former Student:
Lindsay Fackrell

We were thrilled to hear from former student, Lindsay Fackrell, about her exciting fashion career that began at Cañada. She is now based in New York City. Enjoy our interview below. Cañada College Fashion Department (CFD): How did you find Cañada? Lindsey Fackrell (LF): I grew up in Redwood City so I was located close […]

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Linda Lee:
Artistry in Fashion 2015
Guest Speaker

We are very excited to introduce you to our Guest Speaker at Artistry in Fashion 2015. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 26, 2015. We are pleased to host Linda Lee this year for Artistry in Fashion. Linda is the founder and owner of the Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. She develops sewing patterns, writes for […]

Entreprenuership Project

Class Project

Our Entrepreneurship students were very busy this summer. In the three unit Entrepreneurship class they worked in groups to create business plans. One group used their own frustrating experiences to create a bundle of patterns and supplies to help more novice seamstresses have successful projects. This group’s members had experienced selecting fabric unsuitable for their […]

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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 […]

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Play It Again
Student Contest

We have had so much fun with our past contests (nautical and repurposed denim). We have another contest set for this school year for any students in our Summer or Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 classes. Play It Again Fashion as Art! Repurpose – Recycle – Re-use Create new designs from used materials of some […]


Current Student:
Brigette de Valois

Current student, Brigette de Valois is working towards the Custom Dressmaking/Small Business and Technical: Apparel Industry Oriented Certificates. A friend referred Brigette to the Cañada College Fashion Department when Brigette was first learning to sew 8 years ago. Prior to studying fashion at Cañada College, Brigette obtained two bachelor’s degrees in Languages and Interior Design. […]



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Artistry in Fashion
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

The Cañada College Fashion Department hosts its 25th annual Artistry in Fashion event this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A shopping extravaganza, this event features dozens of local designers selling clothing, jewelry, and other fashions. Visitors can tour the Fashion Department’s Open House to view student projects from noon to 3:00 p.m. […]


Fall Curriculum
October 29, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at noon in Building 3, Classroom 255 for Fall Curriculum Party. We’ll share the Spring 2014 schedule, catch up with department friends, and answer questions about your certificate or degree path. We hope to see you there. Please let us know you are coming by signing up in […]

Tailoring Class

An Inside Peek

Have you ever wondered what one our courses was like? We snuck a few pictures in the Tailoring Class recently to show you some of what happens behind the scenes. Our classrooms and lab spaces are brightly lit, and have plenty of room for students to work.   Here is Ronda, our Department Head and […]

Ashley Kan

Current Student:
Ashley Kan

Ashley Kan decided she was ready for a change, so she took the Beginning Clothing Construction course at Cañada College. After one class, she was hooked and is now working on her Theater Costuming Certificate. Prior to her work at Cañada, Ashley, like many of our students, had an entirely different career. She ran her […]