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The Monthly Goods: Austin Press

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Product We Love: Some of the prettiest letterpress we've seen is done right here in San Francisco, and Austin Press has been printing away in her lovely Pier 70 studio for ten years. We think these letterpress Thank You cards with gold foil are perfect for anyone, and we're not... [ READ MORE ]
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SF’s New Gluten-Free Kitchen from Leadbetter’s Bake Shop

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Last time we wrote a story on Jamieson Leadbetter he was just getting his English muffin business off the ground. Jamieson comes from a long-line of bakers and entrepreneurs, starting with Nancy Leadbetter, who opened the first Leadbetter's Bakery in Portland, Maine in 1931. A few years ago Jamieson decided... [ READ MORE ]
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Company Spotlight: Studio for Metropolitan Craft

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, August 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Want to take your city home with you? Meet Studio for Metropolitan Craft, an architectural model company with build-your-own table top models of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower, Oakland waterfront cranes, and more of your favorite local landmarks. Laurence Srinivasan was working as an architect when he realized he... [ READ MORE ]

Workin It! Two YouthMade Interns Hired by SFMade Companies

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, August 1st, 2014 | No Comments

We're thrilled to announce that two YouthMade interns were hired by SFMade companies! Kenneth was hired by T-We Tea to work at the store in the Crocker Galleria and Carol was hired by Timbuk2 to work in the indirect sales department. Both are headed to college in the fall. Carol... [ READ MORE ]
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Your SFMade Summer Cocktail Recipe with No.209 Gin

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, August 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Distillery No.209 is a true SFMade artisanal spirit: It's made right on the water in the shadows of AT & T park. Plus, they work with local bartenders to create mouth-watering cocktails. Here's the perfect summer drink from Zachary Safron of Gaspar Brasserie: Rosie's Elevation 1.5 oz No.209 Gin .75... [ READ MORE ]

Application: SFMade & Pinterest Holiday Sale

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, July 25th, 2014 | No Comments

You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the first SFMade and Pinterest holiday sale, held at the Pinterest headquarters! When: Saturday, November 22nd 11 am -5 pm Cost: $100 Number of vendors: 40 You will be provided with one 6 x 3 table, booth sizes TBD. CRITERIA Vendors will... [ READ MORE ]

How To Use The SFMade Brand: Spotlight on Nana Joes Granola

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

What They're Making: Granola and specialty items made with love, freshness and a focus on sustainability. How They Use the SFMade Brand: You'll find the SFMade logo in black and white on the back of her beautiful canvas bags—made right down the street from her factory at Rickshaw Bagworks. "The... [ READ MORE ]
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How Many Minutes Late is Late? How Defining Lateness Can Encourage Your Employees to Arrive On Time

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

We know that most SFMade companies are small and feel like a family. You expect your employees to treat you the way you like to be treated, without having to spell everything out. But attendance issues happen at all kinds of businesses, so it's important to address them with clear... [ READ MORE ]
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Five Ways to Create a Productive Shared Manufacturing Space

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Hopefully you picked up a few lessons about sharing in kindergarten, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Especially when it comes to sharing business space, tools and expenses. With some help from SFMade three jewelry businesses, Corey Egan, Sharon Z Jewelry and Luana Coonen just moved into a light-filled... [ READ MORE ]
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Meet Your Local Cut & Sew Contractor, Globia Design

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Inside Globia Design Group's factory sewing machines hum, Chinese pop songs blast out from the radio, large windows open up the room to a view of downtown San Francisco, and William Lin sits at his desk. Lin's parents started Globia Design Group about 15 years ago and have now retired... [ READ MORE ]