Growing Legal Support for the Local Clothing Industry


The BayArea has a burgeoning fashion and garment industry, offering an opportunity for economic transformation -- to incubate micro-enterprise, build worker cooperatives, reduce the carbon footprint of our clothes, and infuse economic justice throughout the production chain - from fiber to finished product.  Legal professionals, law students, and anyone interested in growing legal support for small-scale fashion enterprise -- Please join us for a discussion co-facilitated by SELC volunteer Myrrhia Resneck, an award-winning designer, successful fashion entrepreneur, and practicing business lawyer! The discussion will include:
  • An overview of the range of legal issues that come up for entrepreneurs in fashion and garment industries - labor laws, contracts, intellectual property, and more! 
  • A discussion of how the industry can transform and build itself around cooperative, social enterprise, and community-supported enterprise models. 
  • An inventory of current legal resources for the local fashion industry
  • A discussion of ways to bring necessary and affordable legal support to clothing entrepreneurs, and ways to craft law practices to support this.


$5 Donation Requested


If you would like to provide a donation at the door you can RSVP on our Facebook event page or email [email protected] with your name and number of individuals in your party.

SELC is immensely grateful to Liberating Ourselves Locally Maker Space, a POC-led, gender balanced Oakland Maker Space, who host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC!

For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit

October 01, 2014 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Oakland Makerspace - LOL Cafe
1234 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA 94606
United States
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Alice Wu Janelle Orsi Eunice Kwon

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Alice Wu
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