Holy Stitch: New denim factory opens in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A new business moved into San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood Thursday, an area that has seen lots of empty storefronts.

Holy Stitch is a part factory, part education and part retail with custom designed clothes.

Julian Prince Dash, founder of Holy Stitch and Holy Stitch Factory Fellowship, has a connection to the neighborhood, activating spaces that eventually transitioned to something else.

“What it is a business is a hybrid of a nonprofit sewing school factory and retail shop, all-encompassing with alterations and Taylor shop also. So it’s like a one-stop shop, where you’re able to buy and create and learn or get service,” Dash said.

Creative designs are featured along with a space to learn and grow in San Francisco’s mid-market neighborhood.

“It’s where I’m supposed to be because the it’s the antithesis to consumerism, the youth that are just finding their ways in the street. Clothing can become the source of empowerment and confidence,” Dash said.

The image of the neighborhood has had its challenges, though the city of San Francisco is making investments in it and some see opportunity.

It’s part of Market Street Arts, which is funded in part by the Mid-Market Foundation and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

“Our hope here is that this is viable enough to become a long-term tenant and long-term contributor to this neighborhood,” said Rob Ready with the Market Street Arts and Mid Market Foundation.

Holy Stitch was part of San Francisco’s “Vacant to Vibrant program” to help boost downtown. The has founder enlivened mid-market spaces before. A connection with a past and looking at the future.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.