Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7pm. From Kat, a student in the Fashion Show Production Class, “This year’s show is like no other show Cañada has had!” Garment Call: Garments accepted until May 6, 2014 on Thursday nights between 6:30-9:30pm in room 253, building 3. Model Call: Thursdays night from 6:30-9:30pm […]
Come hear about our department, our Summer and Fall 2014 classes, and degree and certificate opportunities at our Curriculum Luncheon on Wednesday, March 12, at noon. We’ll provide the food and information. You will also be first to hear about our collaboration with the San Mateo County Fair. Email Peggy to sign up.
We’ve put up more Ethnic Textiles on the bulletin boards in our department. Here are some close up images, but be sure to check them out before or after your classes. Here are some Barkcloth/Tapa Cloth Samples. Batik Chinese Embroidery Handwoven Samples Reverse Applique If you would like to see more, the de Young Museum […]
Our Department Chair, Ronda Chaney, has spent many years creating exquisite garments from wonderful materials. Here are some of her favorite laundry tips that keep her garments looking fresh and fabulous. Only wash garments if they are dirty. Just because a garment has been worn, does not make it dirty. If there is a stain, […]
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is hosting an exhibit called Metamorphosis: Clothing and Identity. The exhibit runs through April 27, 2014. From the museum’s site: Metamorphosis: Clothing & Identity is a retrospective of the San Francisco Bay Area Art-to-Wear movement and traces the evolution of the rich history and legacy of this […]
Happy President’s Day holiday. There are so many avenues to explore when it comes to sustainable fashion. Here are a few of the articles we’ve found in our search. Hopefully they inform and inspire. Textile Mills in the US One US manufacturer’s point of view This article isn’t necessarily about sustainability. Perhaps there is no […]
We’ve already touched briefly on why sustainable fashion matters. In order to build a sustainable wardrobe, it helps to be aware of what you already have. In order to see what you currently have, we recommend cleaning out your closet. We’ve found it it best to remove everything from your closet and start with a […]
Have you ever thought about what you wear and what it means? Fashion Psychology is a new idea in the industry. Would you consider getting a makeover? Does this interest you as a career option? Check out the article that has us reconsidering our wardrobes.
Have you been following the journey for this year’s US Olympic Opening Ceremony garments? After the public’s disappointment that United States Olympians’ garments were created in China for the 2012 Games, Ralph Lauren committed to making the garments in the US for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Here is the story of the Imperial Stock […]
Venna Tran earned a BA in Psychology. After graduation, she worked in retail as she figured out what she wanted to do with her life. “I looked at other programs and even interviewed with one, but I had a bad feeling about it and chose Cañada College instead. Everyone [was] so nice and helpful here,” […]
Sustainable fashion is important to the Cañada Fashion Department. Our current contest (open to students enrolled in the 2013-2014 school year) is based on reusing denim. Here are some Fast Facts about American’s fashion habits that we have compiled from the book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. Americans […]
Sue Reeves ended up at Cañada College after a friend from swimming shared of her experiences with the program. Though hesitant at first, after her first day in her first class, Draping with Judy Jackson, Sue knew she was going to have a lot of fun. Sue has a Chemistry degree from UC Berkeley and […]
We hope you are finalizing your entries for the Discarded to Divine competition. More information and a link to the entry form are available here. Please include your affiliation with Cañada College! Here are some images of students’ work that was displayed at previous years’ events.
Do you know where your clothing comes from? Garment labeling laws require the country of origin be on each piece of apparel. One of our instructors looked to find out where some of her clothing originated. Her T shirts were made in: China Vietnam Indonesia El Salvador Nicaragua Her jeans and pants were made in: […]
Ronda will receive The John & Suanne Rouech Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Along with two other Canada instructors, Doug Hirzel and Sarah Harmon, Ronda will receive the award at conference in Anaheim in March 2014. Ronda said, ”I’m honored to be one of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence […]